Yesterday Again (Archvillain Series #3)

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YESTERDAY AGAIN is the third book in critically acclaimed author Barry Lyga's Archvillain series!

Kyle Camden, a.k.a. the Azure Avenger, unintentional Bouring archvillain, has a foolproof plan to finally prove that Mighty Mike, unintentional town superhero, is an alien. Kyle's going back in time to the night Mike Mighty showed up on Earth and video tape his arrival. Yet he decides to use the time machine just as something evil has been ...

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YESTERDAY AGAIN is the third book in critically acclaimed author Barry Lyga's Archvillain series!

Kyle Camden, a.k.a. the Azure Avenger, unintentional Bouring archvillain, has a foolproof plan to finally prove that Mighty Mike, unintentional town superhero, is an alien. Kyle's going back in time to the night Mike Mighty showed up on Earth and video tape his arrival. Yet he decides to use the time machine just as something evil has been unleashed on Bouring during the Annual Time Capsule Burial. But Kyle can fix it when he's back, right?
Kyle accidentally overshoots his intended destination, landing in 1987, and burns out his time machine. Things get even stranger when he accidentally befriends his dad at age twelve, meets Sheriff Monroe (his archnemesis in present time) as a teenager, and discovers William Lundergaard lurking around. But Lundergaard isn't any younger. How did he end up in 1987 and why? Kyle better figure it out fast. Because if he doesn't get back to the present immediately, well, there might not be a present anymore!

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Praise for ARCHVILLIAN:
"[G]ood, snide fun." –KIRKUS
"Readers will find plenty to ponder, from guessing Mike's true motivations to debating whether Kyle is a hero–or a villain in the making." –PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"[Y]oung superhero fans will find this an intriguing and amusing glimpse into how sudden powers can, in spite of all efforts, lead to anything but exalted status." –BCCB
"[Kyle]plays the antihero part with comic aplomb, and Lyga displays a nice grasp of superhero tropes . . . that middle-grade boys should flock to with much enthusiasm." –BOOLIST

Praise for THE MAD MASK:
"A fizzy mix of multilayered comedy and awesomely destructive battles, presented from an unusual narrative angle." –KIRKUS
"Lyga packs the story with enough bombastic mayhem and light moral ambiguity to keep the pages flipping faster than a speeding you-know-what." –BOOKLIST

Kirkus Reviews
Can't solve your problem in the present? Try time travel, superhero-style! Fresh from his disastrous collaboration with the insane villain Mad Mask (2012), 12-year-old Kyle Camden, aka Azure Avenger (in his mind) and aka Blue Freak (in the minds of everyone else in Bouring, N.Y.), concocts a new scheme to expose vacuous, probable-alien Mighty Mike as less than the good guy he pretends to be. Kyle uses his superintelligence (obtained from an encounter with space plasma) to create a time machine so he can videotape Mike emerging from the plasma, thus proving to the world he's not human. Things go wrong in the present (zombies!) and the past (Kyle ends up in 1987 instead of a couple months ago). His chronovessel fried, Kyle tries to make the best of the situation, but who knew there was no Internet in 1987?! He finds that some allies can't be trusted and some enemies are more than they appear...and learns a few things about his dad and his grandfather, all on the way to saving the world...AGAIN! Lyga's third fun and furious Archvillain tale is somewhat slower and brainier than the others, but it solves many mysteries and opens up a few more. Characters grow, the technobabble is funny, and the time travel is nicely thought through. It stands alone well enough, but it will be best enjoyed by established series fans. (Fantasy. 9-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545196543
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Archvillain Series , #3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 958,816
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of ARCHVILLAIN and THE MAD MASK, the first two novels of Kyle Camden’s adventures. He’s also the author of several critically acclaimed YA novels including THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF FANBOY AND GOTH GIRL, as well as its follow-up, GOTH GIRL RISING; BOY TOY; and HERO-TYPE. Barry lives in Brooklyn, New York. When he’s not writing he uses his superpowers to fight crime.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Anymore?

    I have read the entire Archvillan series. I have enjoyed all of the books. Although, this one seemed to be compressed at the end. It seemed like everything that could have been several books was squeezed into one concluding chapter. I wish there was more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    Fu

    I wanna read this ive read archvillan and mad mask

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