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9 yo LOVES it!
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2015
My son started this series recently and loves it. He is 9 and had been reading on his own since he was 4.5/5. However he has never really taken to reading a full chapter book for himself. He loves reading and being read to. But something seemed overwhelming to him about picking up a chapter book himself. We homeschool and have a great home library of all kinds of books.
However I found Ordinary Boy in hardback at our thrift store one day and it sat on the shelf for a good bit. Maybe 6 months or 8. He finally noticed it and started reading it and after that he just took off. He couldn't put it down.
So I have since bought the other two books in the series and read the 2nd one in a matter of a few days and already onto the third.
The books are about a boy who lives in Superopolis where everyone has super powers except for Ordinary Boy of course. But there are villains like Professor Brain drain and good guys like the League of Ultimate Goodness and Amazing Indestructo.
I was going to try to give a bit of an explanation of the plot but I think its best to just let your kid try it out. I am certain they will love it. It is so fun and enjoyable!
There are a few illustrations scattered throughout as well as little pages out of OB's Li'l Hero's Handbook about people, places and things in Superopolis.
I love that there are lots of fun and big words in these stories. It is not a dumbed down book for kids like so many books these days that are absolute drivel. This is fun as well as teaching them wonderful vocabulary and exploring many new words and phrases. Some are made up like Superopolis and Oomphlifier and Indestructo. but there are words like cavalcade, accusingly, metamorphic, duplicates, suspiciously, brilliance, unconscious, enormous, Chrysanthemum, Principal Doppelganger, powerlessness, minuscule, positively humiliating and so on.
So in all this is a wonderful series my son has enjoyed immensely.