Phillip Sallinger is a blind, twelve-year-old boy whose family has moved to a new town filled with superheroes, called guardians. Phillip learns he is also a guardian with telekinetic powers, but can he move things with his mind if he can’t see them? He hopes his first day at a high school for superheroes will teach him how to use his newfound power. When he walks into a class with other disabled students, Phillip realizes that he and his new friends must prove to the town that they are just as “able” as any other superhero.
In The Ables, Jeremy Scott brings his familiar snark from his CinemaSins YouTube channel to the book’s epic battles, plot-twists and super-villains. The author creates memorable 12 year olds that may have superpowers, but also struggle with isolation and a lack of confidence. Phillip and his friends must navigate bullies and personal tragedy just like any other 12 year old. As they form their own peer group and discover their new powers, they find the strength to challenge the strongest super-villain alive. Scott’s imaginative world has plenty of action and suspense. Although there are few female characters, Scott leaves open the possibility at the end for a sequel.
|Page Count||368 pages|
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