LIGHTNING GIRL: SUPERHERO SQUAD

Last Monday I reviewed Lightning Girl, the first book in this entertaining series from British star Alesha Dixon. There are actually four books but only the first two have made their way across the pond for North American readers.

In Superhero Squad, Aurora now has her power although not always at the exact moment she wants. 9kAOCbLffkaUUGe9Sp1l_v-immNLKSVpsFNo_RvilH_jsFYF8HME737osWHE_XXxqLBPg5CXJjo1ICtYvUxkBa3BS2DQBwyWkVokBmPj57FvDtQbQPJeaWzoUDJn44EK_vbbb2EqYUGDA9nrOrpgqMMfp0J_HR6cpDHrRz85jG1FF-WzIUeo2lwNAJ82ne0Her fame has skyrocketed but being famous takes its toll. After a much needed break with her eccentric Grandma on a picturesque seaside home, she heads off to the superhero summit below the streets of London.

Surprises abound with a cast of intriguing characters, including two new super powered friends. You’ll be right alongside Aurora as she decides who can be trusted?  Eventually, shocking secrets are revealed about her family and the world may still be in danger when one of the bad guys escapes.

The length (320 pages) shouldn’t be a problem given the fast pace and cute drawings thrown in every few pages. This should appeal to both girls and boys who enjoy a bit of magic in a fun premise. Here’s the official back cover blurb:

Superheroes from all over the globe are gathering at a top secret summit; Aurora hopes she’ll find some friends who know all about the pressures of being the most in-demand new hero in town. But when a crime is committed and there are rumblings that the culprit could be Aurora, can she unmask the real villain and clear her name?

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3 Responses to LIGHTNING GIRL: SUPERHERO SQUAD

  1. Man, taunting us with British books! I do love them, and I can usually talk students into reading them as well. I’ll have to take a look for this series.

  2. This series sounds like it gets better with each sequel! Middle grade students will love this series. Was Alesha Dixon involved at all in writing this book?

  3. Sue Kooky says:

    This looks so cool! I love superhero books – especially when the main character is a girl 🙂 And illustrations are always super fun to look at when reading. Happy (early) MMGM!

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