My New Book!
Eleven-year-old Addie hangs out at a retirement home after school waiting for her mother to get off work. She and her mother have bounced around for the last few years never finding a real home. The retirement home seems like the last place to put down roots, but then Addie meets the newest resident. Mr. Norris, a grumpy and difficult old guy, seems to have unusual abilities. Could he be a real…no, a REAL superhero?
Addie, together with her friends and the other residents, band together to help save him from a bunch of scientists trying to kidnap him. How do you save a superhero? Maybe by helping him become the superhero he never was.
This “leads to trouble, wild escapades, and a thrilling climax. Featuring a cast whose distinct personalities are clearly built out, Freeman’s imaginative, suspenseful, and well-paced novel of intergenerational friendship will keep readers guessing.” ***Starred review from Publishers Weekly!
From Kirkus: “…a last-second rescue that will definitely have dazzled readers sorry to leave Addie’s suddenly not-quite-so-ordinary world. Behind an uncommonly savvy, redoubtable protagonist, Freeman stocks her cast with a diverse array of equally vivacious characters, including as lively and hilarious a group of resident seniors as ever was.”
From School Library Connection: “Filled with science fiction, a fun cast of characters, including a few who are unsavory, and a somewhat surprise ending, young readers will enjoy the adventure and the relationships between the characters.”
Published by Holiday House, Inc.
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