July 17, 2013

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities - by Mike Jung

It's kind of a weird title, but I figured that a geeky book should probably have a geeky name, so let's go with it.  It really is a geeky book, but in a thrilling and action-packed way.

This is the story of middle school student Vincent Wu and his two best friends, who together form the fourth (and smallest) Captain Stupendous fan club in their city.  In case you didn't know, Captain Stupendous is simply the coolest, most amazing super hero there is, and he happens to save their city from villains on a pretty regular basis.  As the story gets rolling, Vincent's girlfriend (or maybe she would be if he ever got the courage to actually TALK to her!) is kidnapped by a new super-villain, and Captain Stupendous is nowhere to be found.  That's just the beginning, because soon Vincent and his buddies are wrapped up in a stupendous adventure to bring Captain Stupendous back, defeat a giant indestructible robot, and rescue the girl of Vincent's dreams.  How will they do it?  With geeky style, of course.

This is a great super hero book, but it's even better as a book about friendship that deepens through shared adventure.  It has a surprising amount of "girl power," so ladies do not be scared off from this excellent book!  This book is sure to give lots of kids, including brave girls, some great ideas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved this book, too! I very much admire what you're trying to do, as I'm trying to do the same thing on my blog. I'm not a teacher, though, I'm an aspiring writer with a passion for middle-grade books. I post a recommendation every Monday if you ever want to stop by.