By: Lee Bacon
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9781742974118


When your parents are supervillains, it's hard to have a normal life. In the past two days, Joshua's parents have tried to destroy the world, the house plant has threatened to kill him and he's discovering something weird is happening to him.

Super weird. Pencils explode in his hand. He leaves scorched butt marks on the carpet. And he can send bullies crashing into lockers. Turns out Joshua has a superpower. But he doesn't have to use it for evil, right?


Everyone wants to be a superhero, but how do you cope when your parents are supervillains?

Joshua is trying to avoid trouble at his school and keep a low profile so no one suspects his parents are trying to destroy the world. This proves a little difficult when he discovers that he too has superpowers - he just can't always control them.

Then Sophie Justice, the daughter of his parents arch enemy, Captain Justice, starts at his school and poor Joshua doesn't know whether they should be friends or enemies.

This is a fun to read book that both boys and girls will love. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and Year 7 & 8 students will too.

This book was included in our February 2013 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Michelle