Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dull Boy by Sarah Cross

Dull Boy
By Sarah Cross
Published May 14th 2009
308 pages
5 on5!

From GoodReads.com,

What do you do if you can deadlift a car, and you spend your nights flying to get away from it all? If you’re fifteen-year-old Avery Pirzwick, you keep that information to yourself. When you’re a former jock turned freak, you can’t afford to let the secret slip.

But then Avery makes some friends who are as extraordinary as he is. He realizes they’re more than just freaks—together, maybe they have a chance to be heroes. First, though, they have to decide whether to trust the mysterious Cherchette, a powerful would be mentor whose remarkable generosity may come at a terrible price.

I won this one from TravelingToTeens.com. I read it in flat 2 days :) It was amazing.
Avery is the Dull boy who knows that he is different. Well he is very strong, so strong that he lifted the car off a small boy whose mother accidentally backed up on him. And well he can fly. He had a lot of friends, with whom he can't hang out anymore, as he is afraid of his own strength and roams in dark alleyways, so that he can help others in distress, so that he can put his super-hero skills to use!

Love the way the author has described Avery. This book is basically narrated by Avery, which is also great, I love the simple, humor-full depiction of the hardships of being different.
And of course there are others who have different powers. I felt the most for Nicholas [ read the book to know his powers :)]. When Avery finds others, they start training to be a gang [ like X-Men??], which is just nice. Darla [ the super brain] is the one who arranges these sessions. I love Catherine too!

And then there is Cherchette, who has her own set of poweres and who wants to help the one's who are blessed with these powers. She wantes to train them, to control and use there on powers. Is she good or evil? Read the book to find out!

There is another awesome review by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie! Go read it! She also features an interview with the author Sarah Cross!
I just have a few questions for the author Sarah Cross ~~
  • Have you started on the 2nd installment of this book, which definitely has to be a series!?
  • When is coming out, I need to grab a copy ASAP :)
Does that make you want to read the book? It must, it is a definite must-read!

PS - I didn't like the book-cover though!

6 comments:

Beth F said...

This one does look a good read. Nice review.

Tricia said...

I agree--the cover would put me off. So, I'm glad you gave it such a rave review!

violetcrush said...

I have sen this book around and I didn't know it was a series. Glad you liked the book.

Melody said...

I've seen this book around and heard it's a good read. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Shweta said...

Real bad cover but your review makes me wanna read it. :)

Suko said...

Terrific review! Your enthusiasm for this book is contagious--I now want to read it!

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