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In this fantasy adventure of good versus evil, Burlington Academy exists for the sole purpose of training and grooming humans who have superpowers. Regular guy Josh Blevins, 14, doesn't care about that. All he's ever wanted to do is attend the academy. With help from a retired action hero, he manages to manipulate his way in, changing his name to Chance Fortune and listing his superpower as "Unnaturally good luck." Actually, what he really has is good old-fashioned common sense, something his teammates, the Outlaws, seem to lack. As they practice and compete against one another in mock battles, it becomes apparent that something is amiss at school. Evil has come to the sacred grounds and Chance and the Outlaws are left to fend for themselves. Intimidating villains rev up the conflict while the underrated good guys bond together to defeat what comes. The story is fast paced, and the characters are nicely crafted. While some resolutions are too simple and the problems facing Chance should demand more from this likable protagonist, most readers will cheer for his triumphs. A fun, easy read with compelling action scenes.
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— Jay Bonansinga, author of FROZEN, THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND, and THE KILLER'S GAME
Posted April 22, 2012
Posted June 25, 2008
this book was great, it is not boring at all, it really gets right into the book. i admit the begining of the book is in fact a little childish and corny, but beyond that it is great work for a first book by this author. i definetly enjoyed this, i love superhero books. this book is wonderful, don't think about getting it just get it!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 9, 2012
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