Supernatural Hero

Supernatural Hero

by Eran Gadot

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Overview

Supernatural Hero by Eran Gadot

Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 - Winner *
Reader's Favorite Book contest 2014 - Silver Medal *
IPPY Book Awards 2014 - Bronze Medal *
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2014 - Honorable Mention *
Indie Excellence Book Awards 2014 - Finalist *
London Book Festival 2013 - Honorable Mention *

Andy is the nerd everyone makes fun of. He's really skinny, wears glasses and talks to himself, but he falls in love with the prettiest girl in the class. One day Grandpa dies and turns into a ghost. Then, Andy discovers a new power, he can see ghosts and talk to the dead.
Join Andy's journey and find out how a nerd can become a hero.
Supernatural hero is a great children's book with an outstanding story, for the whole family to enjoy. This book series will stay with you forever.

Supernatural Hero and the Witches (Book 2) is out!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781312372283
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 07/21/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 980,049
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Eran Gadot is an award winning author. Gadot is married and a father to three children and two cats. He is proud to have ADHD and loves the fact that writing is the only way for him to focus on one thing. In his younger years he owned Pet Coffee, the first coffee place for dogs and their owners. He then opened a new coffee place, No Bill, where customers were free to pay as they please. He was the co-founder and CEO of a small high-tech company which was later sold to Playtech.
He is currently one of the owners of an advertising agency, works as the head of the creative department. His love for sports got him to be owner of a sports live scores website and an enthusiastic tennis player. He also has helped producing several independent films.

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Supernatural Hero 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
hemypicasso More than 1 year ago
Supernatural Hero is a delightful book about a nerdy kid named Andy and the hardships he faces by being bullied and teased by other kids, and being left-out and how he deals with these things and overcomes adversity. The story is quite compelling and brilliantly written by  Mr. Gadot. It teaches good life lessons that all children should know. Well they'll learn quite a few in Supernatural Hero that they'll take with them through their whole lives.  This book is a great read for any child, but is especially useful to give to a child that is either; shy, mayber nerdy, and or un-popular with the other kids in school. I have one such child who's a bit shy. I gave him the book and he just loved it, and I can see a little more confidence in him. The book is delightfully writtten and has beautiful little illustrations. It's a great book that I most whole hardily recommend, you child will adore it! And you probabley will too.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Andy is the class nerd. He is picked on and bullied and almost no one will talk to him,(other than to ridicule him). He has only on friend, Tom. Tom is a genius and a fellow nerd. Andy is in love with the prettiest girl in the sixth grade (Zoe), but she will never notice him. Andy keeps his feelings bottled up inside. He is very angry. He wants to talk to his parents, but is afraid to do it. The only person Andy can really open up to is his Grandfather. He can tell his Grandpa anything, but Grandpa has cancer and is going to die. Andy is even more alone. Grandpa tells Andy he is ready to die, that it is his time. He also tells Andy that he will never leave him until he gets Zoe to be his girlfriend. Grandpa is true to his word, even in death. Andy realizes he can still see Grandpa even though he is a ghost. But it’s not just Grandpa, Andy can see all kinds of ghosts walking the Earth! Soon Andy realizes that Zoe is in horrible trouble . He enlists the help of Tom and together they set off to save the day. What I thought- At first I really didn’t like Andy’s character. He was creepy and it sounded like he wanted to hurt people. I really couldn’t relate to him – at first. As I read further, I could understand why Andy was feeling the way he was. He was completely tortured at school and he had no one to talk to. I found myself turning from not liking Andy to rooting for him. Andy just wanted to be himself and have people accept him. The whole part of the plot where Andy develops a super power – to see ghosts – is a cool twist to the plot. Mr. Gadot’s writing style, how the book is narrated, reminded me of Neil Gaiman’s. I like that the story deals with some very tough subjects, (bullying, death of a loved one), but Andy handles them very well and he is a very believable character. The other characters in the book are good, even the minor ones. I like how Andy’s character develops in the story. The trouble that Andy finds Zoe in was an unexpected but very cool twist in the story (not telling you what it is ;) ). I found myself enjoying this story very much. *NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
ChristineWalsh More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my nephew last year and have recently decided to read it for myself while I was feeling a little nostalgic. All I can say is Wow! I was completely transported into the story’s world and I almost immediately connected with the main character, a boy named Andy. I also really liked the character of the Grandpa, since he was such a positive force in Andy’s life, and also because I was very close to my own Grandpa, whom I still miss. All in all, this book is kind of a mix of Harry Potter and the movie Sixth Sense, but geared toward a younger audience. The story is, however, very original and heartwarming. Some of the scenes actually had my eyes watering and filled me with an intense longing to go back to the simple time of youth. The young, naive love Andy feels for the girl of his dreams was also very well brought out. Andy is also a social outcast, which I'm sure most young teens, as well as some adults, will be able to identify with. The message of this story is also very positive, uplifting and carries a moral, which, I find, is not the case with a lot of books for kids and teens these days. I highly recommend this book as a present for your 10-14 year old this Christmas!
H_Burry More than 1 year ago
Supernatural Hero is a fast paced young adult paranormal novel, beautifully illustrated, and with a plot twist that brings high suspense. To be honest, I was looking for a nice Halloween gift for my teenage godson and I ended up with a great reading for me! Eran Gadot’s writing style is elegantly balanced, without redundancies, and hooks the reader. I found myself reading fast to find out what comes next. The definition of a page turner. All characters are well described. I loved Andy, the main character, a typical six grade nerd with a heart of gold, and his cute childish ignorance about death and cancer (“Stage four advanced, to me that sounds like the name of a new console game” he says). As I loved his granddad’s view of life (“If you give your all, even if you don't get exactly what you want, you still win”). In my opinion this is a book that won’t only please teens and adults but it will make them think and reevaluate their perspective of live.
MistieS More than 1 year ago
I bought Supernatural Hero for my children on a whim because of the title and art. I thought they would love it. I got way more than I bargained for. I did not expect the level of anger and aggression bottled up inside of this boy and add the bullying, and death of a loved one and I was dreading what might happen. I was happily disappointed. Once we meet Andy and experience his daily life being a “nerd” who is physically and verbally abused constantly, I felt compassion for him. When he stands up for himself you will find yourself cheering for him. He learns to use his voice and learns from his Grandfather that life is about choice, you must choose to not let fear hold you back! What a wonderful life lesson for all children, to believe in yourself and all things are possible! I love the unique story line, a boy who can see ghosts. My children found this creepy and exciting, and truly enjoyed the illustrations. The mother in me loved the hidden message of the value of Grandparents in our children’s lives. I would recommend this book to adults and children alike.
Authorjpruiz More than 1 year ago
Supernatural Hero By: Eran Gadot 159 pages (Reviewed on 09/08/2014). In his book, Supernatural Hero, Gadot provides the unique opportunity to peer into young Andy’s life. Gadot beautifully illustrates the real life struggles of a young boy in a world where the “cool” kids ridicule and take sport in harassing the quiet, smart, unpopular child. Andy has a big heart and all he wants to do is share it with the love of his life, Zoe. Everyone can relate to the uphill social and emotional battle that Andy faces day-to-day. This book is intelligently written and carefully put together in a way that allows the reader to invest their heart into Andy’s life. It is easy to see and experience how easy it is to pass up someone like Andy as he keeps his troubles to himself in his sad and silent life. Supernatural Hero is a heartwarming tale, realistic and magical. It makes you want to cheer as Andy preservers through tragedy and to discover the magical promise that brings him through. I cheered as he broke through the obstacles and wins the girl’s heart. This book is a “must-read” and impossible to put down. It has been a long time since I have read a book that is so honest and true to life. The story is a tear-jerker that allows the reader to join forces with Andy as he silently exposes his life in his heart. The story builds to a climax as we witness the victim (Andy) become the victor in this magical adventure. This story is well written and I look forward to read more of Gadot’s work, he is truly a wonderful story teller. I recommend this book to everyone; do not pass this one up. Blessings, J.P. Ruiz
HaleyB1 More than 1 year ago
An absolutely wonderful book for kids and adults alike! This delightful story follows Andy, class nerd and nobody who is hopelessly in love with the 'Queen of the Class', Zoe. That isn't all, though - he can see ghosts! His beloved grandpa and brainiac best friend Tom both help him in trying to get the girl of his dreams while saving the day. I absolutely loved the characters. Each one has a distinctive tone, and all of the characters are fun and relatable. All the dialogue had a very realistic feel to it, and you could really feel these characters come to life. The story itself is engrossing - once you pick it up, it's hard to put it down until you're at the very last page. I wanted to know what happened to Andy and Zoe, just as much as I wanted to know how his ability to see ghosts would be handled by his parents. This is a complex story with several subplots running in tandem, and it works beautifully and really fleshes out this story. And while the story does finish on a satisfactory note, the plot twist at the very end is sure to leave the reader excited for more. Not to mention, it has a lot of great encouragement for kids, with helmet safety and with believing in oneself. The illustrations have character and definitely add to the enjoyment of the book. A must buy! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing, captivating, just brilliant This was a book recommended to me by a friend who also happened to tell me the ending before I read it. Because of that, I’ll admit I had low expectations of this book and my intentions were to have a quick look at it to see how it was written. Before anyting I must say this: Pay no attention to the naysayers who can't understand more than the technical and paranormal aspects of fiction.  On a whim, I read the first chapter online, and ended up ordering the book and sitting there, until 2 hours later, still reading. It’s brilliantly written and easy to read a perfect read for teens.  This must be one of the most intense and influential books I've ever read in my life. The story not only manages to have a strong message, but it is also a joy to read. The plot is enthralling, the characters are so realistic, you will be transported inside the mind of a brilliant young boy named Andy. You'll face bullies and struggles small and large, feel his pain and joy. I mean every one can relate to the nerd inside him or herself, we all have a little bit of Andy in us and we all have been thru similar situations Andy faces in this book. As I was reading this story, I had had countless flashbacks of my own childhood, every detail was believable and the way it’s written made me feel like I was there myself.  The author has done a wonderful job. Thank god there is a sequel to the story. There is no way anyone could rate this book anything less than five stars, it truly is a masterpiece. Kudos to the author for delivering such an amazing story. This is one I certainly won’t forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andy, a grammar school nerd. An outcast, socially awkward, desperately in love. He feels shunned at home, invisible, an afterthought. But not to his Grandpa, the one person he feels he can talk to, his confidante. But a terrible illness strikes, leaving Andy with questions. And not many answers. So he sets out, on a journey, and on the way he finds out what heroism is, what inspiration is, what love is. And what it means to believe in yourself. It is incredibly hard for a book to be inspiring, to be magical. Supernatural Hero by Eran Gadot accomplishes this feat. It is an examination of what makes us human, of the emotions we feel, and how we deal with them, of how one can be heroic in the face of loneliness and loss. Gadot’s writing is powerful, evocative; it is difficult for your emotions not to be stirred. Andy is heartbreakingly real, relatable, and beautifully composed. Supernatural Hero strives to touch us deeply, to make us feel. And it succeeds wildly. In fact, it soars, cape flapping majestically in the wind, with the golden heart of a do-gooder.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Supernatural Hero (Action & Adventure) (Comics & Graphic Novels) by Eran Gadot is a story that children can relate to easily. Andy is the typical nerd you will come across in your class. He is in grade six, skinny, wears glasses, and then falls in love with Zoe, the prettiest girl in his class. The twist in the story happens when Andy's grandfather dies and turns into a ghost. Now Andy has the power of seeing ghosts and communicating with them. He decides to use that power to the fullest. The paranormal activities make Andy a supernatural hero and the book is about the transformation of nerd Andy into a supernatural hero. It is a very entertaining theme where one can relate to Andy and his nerdy behavior, which sees him being the butt of many jokes in class. The transformation of this nerdy boy is done very well and the change is fluid. It is the type of story that kids will find fascinating. The black and white sketches are beautiful and they give an individuality to the characters and the scenes. The manner in which Andy handles the situations in his life is noteworthy. The theme covers everything that is part of a child's life: parents, school, friends, bullies, pretty girl, and much more. It is an entertaining read with a relatable character and exciting adventures that make it a fast paced story. Now from the nerd that he was, will this supernatural hero get the girl?
MichaelBeas More than 1 year ago
The class nerd becomes a Supernatural Hero with the help of his grandfather as his trusted sidekick. Amazing storyline that I read to my children before bedtime every night for the past 4 days, even though I must confess I had to skip ahead after they feel asleep to see what would happen to Andy and the quest of getting the love of his life to the movies.  Words to best describe this classical children’s read are fantastical, epic, well written and magical with a touch of sadness that will fill you only with love. On  a personal standpoint I lost my grandpa to cancer and he too, just like Andy seemed to be the person in my life who understood me above all else. Honestly I can say that it hit home when I read this tale and was happy that it came across my glance to purchase as well as offer this review for all to read.   The story immediately caught my children’s attention and helped me put them to sleep, which is not an easy task for twin boys that are only 2 and ½ years old. Believe me when I say that I am eternally grateful to Author Eran Gadot for helping in the process. Funny thing is that when they work up they were again asking for Supernatural Hero!  The writing style is perfect and well written. The illustrations looked great and definitely help set the stage for younger readers as well as adults. My kids and I are definite fans and look forward to reading more from Eran Gadot.  5 Stars! 
Caitlin_Popplewell More than 1 year ago
One of the few books I have come across in quiet some time that I have really loved. My kids are too young to grasp the story, but my husband and I are both very child-like at heart and loved it for ourselves anyway. ;) We found the main character's personality and experiences to be both lovingly and sadly familiar to things we have gone through in our own childhoods, and it makes it a story we will definitely come back to in the future to read again! I want this on my book shelf for as long as I have one! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are nerds actually cool? In the case of Andy, they're un-naturally cool! Andy appears to be your average nerd dealing with average nerd stuff - bullies, a mean older sister, parents he can't talk to, etc. Only his Grandpa understands him. And his Grandma in her own unique way. When Andy's Grandpa falls ill, Andy does his best to find a cure, all the while getting help from Grandpa and Grandma to try and win the heart of the girl of his dreams. Join Andy and the rest of the characters as Andy transforms from average nerd to cool nerd, and find out if he gets the girl of his dreams. This is a great read for young people. Clever, fun, and touching on the trials and tribulations that many of us were familiar with at that age. Andy is a great character that kids of similar age will find totally relatable. Can't wait for the next adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story that empowers you to take on your fears. Andy the Superhero Nerd saves the day. He is a quiet kid who struggles with the relationships around him. Throughout the story he is struggling with loving a girl, making friends, and losing his best friend to cancer. Andy's parents don't understand him, his sister is mean, and his grandfather is the person he can share all his thoughts with. The inner dialogue in Andy's head really allows you to connect with who he is as a person and his challanges. Andy takes on a lot of responsibility for his age. He tries to cure cancer, get a girl to like him, and battle evil spirits, all with the help of his friend at school and grandpa. Towards the end, Andy's relationships start to turn around. He life starts to balance out and his relationships grow. You find yourself cheering him on. Andy is just your typical Superhero nerd trying to save the day!
Kylixie More than 1 year ago
A fantastic adventure with a heart, August 17, 2014 This book reminds me of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but with superpowers! I bought this novel for my 10 year old nephew but I read it first just to make sure it didn’t have anything inappropriate (you never know these days) and I was happy to see there wasn’t anything too mature for my nephew. Not only did he really enjoy this gem but I did as well! Full of fun, adventure and poignant scenes this book not only teaches a great lesson about bullying it also helps a bullied kid realize that he is not alone. It also teaches a child how to handle bullying in a fun and mature way, without feeling like you’re reading a “teaching” book.
BookLove32 More than 1 year ago
Supernatural Hero is an incredible book. My children thought it was very exciting from beginning to end. Andy is a very heartwarming  character. He is a youngster dealing with a lot of the usual stuff that kids go through in middle school and handles it very well. He actually  gets supernatural powers that and an element of excitement and adventure to the story. All he really wants is to fit in and no longer feel invisible or left out. Very inspiring book for young readers!
DianaD1983 More than 1 year ago
Supernatural Hero is a wonderful  heartwarming story. I found myself relating to the protagonist Andy, a self-proclaimed class nerd whose parents worry about his social ineptitude and insecurities. I know that I was “that kid” once, and this story would benefit anyone who can relate, and especially kids who cannot yet empathize with Andy. Erin Gadot paints  the main character Andy perfectly in a way that will help kids of all ages to understand what it is like to feel like an outsider, a life lesson we should all know. The way that Andy deals with his differences is inspiring and captivating, and the powers that he gains are exciting. The illustrations that go along with the story were fun and help the reader connect even more wit this imaginative tale. This coming of age story deals with the complexity of self-esteem, loss, and the true, unharnessed capability of a child that feels powerless and frustrated. Gadot seamlessly weaves this heavy and complicated topics in a child-friendly way, with intriguing supernatural powers that any child would enjoy reading about. Gadot teaches children excellent lessons about family, death, bullying, friendship, and the transformative power of the trials and tribulations that many children face as they grow. Andy's character encourages strength and courage for children as they grow into their differences, or feel misunderstood by their peers and adults. A true page turner from start to finish, I completed this book feeling triumphant and excited for the protagonist and ready for the next installment. 
Miz_Reader More than 1 year ago
I really wish that this book had been longer. It was a cute read. The beginning was a little hard for me, because poor Andy seems to have been dealt a bad family. I just wanted to cuddle him and tell him everything would be ok. And I loved that he was so close with his grandpa, just like me, so it was something that I could really relate to. Now let's get into the nitty gritty. The ghosts. So, Andy has been seeing and talking to his grandma's ghost for years, but he suddenly can't understand it when he see's his grandpa's ghost. That was something I had a hard time with, especially since later in the book you find out he sees all kinds of ghosts. You think he would be more understanding of it all. But really that was the only flaw that I saw in the book. It really felt like a good coming of age story, where Andy realizes that he needs to speak up and be himself and things will go his way. I also really liked a lot of the philosophies that his grandfather taught him. There are quite a few lessons to learn in this book, whether you are a child or an adult. There were also some parts where I got to relive the frustrations of being a child and having no control. Andy couldn’t control anything, his parents didn’t understand him and sent him to therapy, and when his sister bullied him his parents never took his side. I had forgotten that feeling, the one that feels like you have no say over your own life. I thought that came across very strongly here. Definitely a cute read. I give it 4 out of 5 stars, because of the ghost inconsistencies, but other than that it was good. :)
Raymy1012 More than 1 year ago
Supernatural Hero is an endearing story of a young man named Andy. Author Eran Gadot brings to life this skinny shy boy who doesn’t like sports and feels misunderstood by his family, except his grandfather. In fact through his heartfelt relationship with his grandfather he feels understood by someone. Their relationship is a unique and rewarding addition to this story. The story of Andy follows most of what is natural for a young man to feel. He has struggles at school, with friends (or lack thereof), with girls (Zoe) and with his family. Through it all we root for Andy and his dreams. While this all follows a normalized life there is something sinister lurking as well and Andy discovers his bravery is stronger than he could have imagined. Gadot’s ability to convey the thoughts and actions of a young man in the form of developing Andy is remarkable (not to mention the other beautifully crafted characters). Andy is a lovable, noble and unique character that will imprint on you. My children and I hope to see more of him in the future. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story that you can share with your kids. To put it simply, Eran Gadot’s ‘Supernatural Hero’ is a wonderful story that I would recommend to equally adults and kids alike. If you are looking for a heartfelt story that is insightful, well crafted, and well told, then I would recommend adding ‘Supernatural Hero’ to your reading list.  The plot centers on Andy, a quirky shy sixth grader whose closest companion is his feeble granddad. Andy is a special boy who doesn’t have many friends and is teased at school, but who possesses an amazing superpower. Andy has a crush on the prettiest girl of the class named Zoe, but he is afraid to speak to her because she seems to be out of his league. Andy’s character is so well-developed and believable, and watching how he grows, and how he handles the passing away of his granddad and his new superpowers, makes this story hard to put down. This is such a cute story! I truly believe that both parents and children will love this book. The book is warm, has a lot of heart, and is a story many of us can relate to and maybe learn something from. The story has a profound affect that touches upon a spectrum of human themes such as sadness, loss, reminiscing, puppy love, and self-esteem.  I highly recommend this story, and it shouldn’t be passed over. Get your kids, young nieces and nephews a copy, I’m sure they will easily relate to Andy and his adventures. Solid five stars for this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Supernatural Hero tells a tale of a middle school aged boy named Andy. Andy is a unique boy who can communicate with ghosts and use to have an imaginary friend. He doesn’t have many friends, feels like he is ignored by his family, never gets invited to birthday parties and is constantly teased at school. He takes comfort though in his smart friend Tom and in his Grandpa. Though all the teasing and torment, he does make time though to fall in love with a girl named Zoe, who he wishes she knew he was alive. His Grandpa promises him that he will be able to win the heart of Zoe and even though certain circumstances make it a bit harder for him to keep his promise, thus begins Andy’s adventure. This book is a great story for a young reader. Many kids will be able to relate to Andy and enjoy the way his thought process works as well as his tone throughout the book. There are many obstacles that Andy handles quite well for a 6th grader and hopefully children who read this book will learn a bit from him. This story is great and will keep children engaged easily. Each chapter has beautiful illustrations that will help the reader connect even more with the story. The story is well written and while it is a sort of fantasy read, does include realistic life complications. I would definitely recommend to any young adult who is just starting to fall in love with reading.
Jessie66 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and liked the main character Andy. His adventure with life, death, and everything after is great. The writing really draws you in and makes you feel for the Andy and the situations he's put in. At times I thought he was a little angst prone, but I guess that's how young teenagers are. I loved the book though and thought the ending was pitch perfect!