Mighty Mac by Mark Waldman
Mac Coolidge can't seem to catch a break. His school crush barely knows he exists, his sister's new boyfriend is a jerk and just when things can't get any worse, high school thugs start to rough him up. Thanks to the mysterious Jake, Mac is invited to become part of a secret organization and is given a suit that bestows incredible powers on him. But the evil Comandant has plans to threaten all of Washington DC, and Mac may be the only person with the ability to stop him. Will Mac's newfound abilities be enough to help him turn his fortunes when not only his life, but all of the city is at stake? Mighty Mac is a fantastic book for middle-school kids that teaches empowerment and pushing the limits of what is truly possible. With constant action, it can draw in even the most reluctant of young readers.