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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

One October morning, high school junior Bryan Dennison wakes up a different person helpful, generous, and chivalrous a person whose new admirable qualities he doesn't recognize. Stranger still is the urge to tie a red sheet around his neck like a cape.

Bryan soon realizes this compulsion to wear a red cape is accompanied by more unusual behavior. He can't hold back from retrieving kittens from tall trees, helping little old ladies cross busy streets, and defending innocence anywhere he finds it.

Shockingly, at school, he realizes he used to be a bully. He's attracted to the former victim of his bullying, Scott Beckett, though he has no memory of Scott from before the change. Where he'd been lazy in academics, overly aggressive in sports, and socially insecure, he's a new person. And although he can recall behaving egotistically, he cannot remember his motivations.

Everyone, from his mother to his teachers to his superjock former pals, is shocked by his dramatic transformation. However, Scott Beckett is not impressed by Bryan's newfound virtue. And convincing Scott he's genuinely changed and improved, hopefully gaining Scott's trust and maybe even his love, becomes Bryan's obsession.

Goodreads Summary

What would you do if you suddenly transformed into a superhero?  Bryan is faced with just that decision and the book takes us on a ride as he adjusts to his new life.  Bryan wasn't always the nicest person prior to becoming a superhero...he knows he has to make things right with Scott, someone he bullied.  Scott isn't automatically accepting of the new Bryan and who could blame him?  The book details Bryan's change into a good person, but it is hard to reconcile a good person with a bully even after one has changed.

I did like Bryan's character despite the bullying aspect in the past.  I don't think we would have been friends if he was a real life character, but he was ok.  I felt bad for Scott and thought he handled the situation as well as anyone would have.  I really liked the acts that Bryan did to make up for any unkindness he had done in the past.  The author did a wonderful job of setting the scene and keeping the book moving at a rapid pace.  This book is recommended for young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

Author Bio:

Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

My themes I always write about:
Sweetness. Unconventional love, tortured/damaged heroes- only love can save them


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  1. Krystal, thanks for recommending Mia's book on bullying to YA readers in your review :)