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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 15/06/2017
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'A voice.  He can hear a voice. Only just. Only him. Only with his super hearing.'

David is sixteen. A pretty ordinary boy, in most ways - he just wants to hang out in his bedroom, reading his dad's old comics. Comics that are full of his heroes - those figures whose lives are charmed, special, unique.

Life hasn't been easy recently for David, though. His father died just a couple of years ago, he has a fractious relationship with his mum, and he has fallen out with his best friend.

But, David has a secret, which he hasn't told anyone. He has superpowers. He can soar through the air, he has superhearing, he feels and hears everything super-keenly.

So life should be easier, then, shouldn't it? But somehow it's not - and when David gets involved with the girl next door, gorgeous Holly Harper, he begins to realise just how very complicated it can get.

David's harbouring another secret, a deeper darker one, and on this journey from boyhood to manhood, will he have the courage to face up to it?

'Deeply moving.' - FT

Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471404979
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


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The author could have created a teen hero who was, well, just that, a hero, the perfect guy in every respect, but David with all his flaws is far nearer to a real teenager, someone that readers can empathise with, and maybe it will give female readers an insight into that most mysterious of places, a teenage boy's mind. * Our Book Reviews *
when David finally learns to separate fantasy from reality, it's deeply moving. * Financial Times *
Raw and compelling with these fantastic (I seriously can't get enough of them) illustrations woven in, Superpowerless is a touching story about a boy who tries to move on from tragedy, but is held back by a secret. With fantastic and complex characters tied into an enthralling narrative, Chris Priestley's latest novel is remarkable. * Confessions of a Readaholic *
A socially conscious coming of age tale that entertains on every level and is required reading for everyone who was, or knows, a teenager, whether they have superpowers or not * Starburst Magazine *
This is a wickedly relatable read for young adult boys, with kick-ass art and a soft heart. * Armadillo Magazine *
an entertaining read, with depth and empathy * INIS Reading Guide *
Superpowerless is one of the most original and extraordinary Young Adult novels we've read in a long time. It is wonderfully written, dark and powerful. Superpowerless hits you hard in the solar plexus - for an adult it makes uncomfortable reading, but is illuminating and undeniably brilliant. To the teenagers we've sold this book to it is fascinating, and something of a relief * Raring To Go *
rare and refreshingly honest... Superpowerless tackles the subject of grief from a unique angle and questions what it really means to be super * School Librarian Magazine *

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Well firstly, Thank you Mr Priestley! I finally finished reading Superpowerless at 5:17am. Luckily I wasn’t working that morning, otherwise i might have just cried at a 7am alarm….

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