Book review | Welcome to Superhero School by Gracie Dix
Author: Gracie Dix
Genre: Middle Grade adventure
No. of pages: 294
Published by: Toast Industries
Published on: 26th March 2020
My rating: ★★★★☆
Welcome to Superhero School! Join Oliver, Jess, and all their friends on a mission to destroy the power-hungry, evil villains of Vork. From subterranean sewers to lush jungle, from dinosaurs to dragons, our heroes will be pushed to their limits in ways they’d never imagined. Will their collective Powers—Flight, Morphing, Invisibility, Mind Reading, and more—be enough for them to overcome the malevolence of Vork? Or will they stumble over their own doubts and painful histories? This action-packed journey of friendship, hardship, and humor will take our heroes to thrilling new heights and a deeper understanding of their own place in the world. But will that be enough—or will Vork always be one step ahead?
Gracie Dix's debut book is a fun Middle Grade adventure that takes you on a magical ride. There are only a few children who have superpowers in them, and these superpowers are dependent on the nature elements like Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. These special children have a special school dedicated for their education. This book is about 6 friends who have been chosen to fight some of the supervillians from Vork who threaten to destroy them and their Superhero School.
Oliver and Jess - the twins, and some of their friends have been selected in this secret mission to save the school. It is not clear why they were the ones chosen but the twins and their friends are some of the strongest in their school. With a myriad of superpowers, and under the leadership of Oliver, the friends embark on a journey to stop the mystery man who calls himself 'The Stranger.' Along the way, they lose some people from the group and gain some.
The story is nothing novel, yet, author Gracie Dix has managed to pen down an interesting book that will definitely keep you are engaged. The book is fast-paced and it's full of action scenes. There were lots of comic scenes as well that were in the form of some friendly banters in between the friends. The supervillians have a comical side to their personality as well, which makes this book a fun read.
I love that the chapters are short which makes this book an easy-breezy read. The chapter titles are very Rick Riordan-esque which I really liked! Given the fact that the author is only a High Schooler, it hasn't affected the quality of the book even one bit. The language is super easy and smooth and I especially loved how easily the author changed the plot from one scenario to another by breaking down the chapters into even smaller parts.
My heartiest congratulations to Gracie Dix for authoring this book!
Gracie Dix is a high school student and author. She has been writing since she could hold a pencil. When Gracie isn't writing, she can be found singing, creating art, participating in drama or theatre, volunteering, or playing tennis. She loves travel and is a loyal friend. Gracie lives in Dallas, Texas with her parents, Richard and Jennifer, her brother, Nate, whenever he is home from college, and her beloved dogs, Snowball and Sandcastle "Sandy."
I received a copy of the book in exchange of an honest and unbiased review.