Author: James Mascia
Publisher: L & L Dreamspell
Reviewed by: Sabrina
What if...you discovered you had the ability to read minds? What would you do with that power? On Christine Carpenter's first day of her sophomore year at Thomas Jefferson High School she makes a startling discovery. She can hear peoples' thoughts. After convincing herself she's not going crazy, Chris must learn to control her amazing mind-reading ability. Using her power she quickly realizes her crush, the captain of the football team, is also blessed with a special ability. She is soon sucked into a world she never thought possible when two more of her classmates, and a teacher, turn out to have powers as well. What are they meant to do with their special gifts that can either help, or harm others? Christine soon finds out when a monster, lurking in the depths of her school, threatens to murder the student population. When it becomes apparent that the creature is someone she knows, she must decide whether to try and save him, or destroy the beast. If she chooses destruction, can she live with the consequences?
I'm just going to say something that is not relative to this book: I've read this book right after watching X-Men Origins: First Class so I couldn't help but make some comparisons.
Now that's outta the way, onward with the review!
It took a while to get into the book but I enjoyed reading High School Heroes. Once I got in, I couldn't take my eyes off the page. I loved the action and drama that built up as the plot went along. High School Heroes had me laughing at the bits of humor and rooting for its unique characters.
I liked the heroine, Christine (well, except when she kinda went a little power hungry). I would have had the same reaction to the idea of even considering being a superhero. I think I can sorta relate with Christine on some things. Ethan was just so cute! Like how he innocently thinks he can be a cool superhero and always strive to do the right thing.
Overall, High School Heroes is a fun, well-written, superhero, action-packed book I would read any day.