Supernatural Hero by Eran Gadot

23 Apr

supernaturalSupernatural Hero
by Eran Gadot
158 pages – ages 9+
Published by CreateSpace on November 28, 2013

 

Summary- Andy is the class nerd. He is picked on and bullied and almost no one will talk to him,(other than to ridicule him). He has only on friend, Tom. Tom is a genius and a fellow nerd. Andy is in love with the prettiest girl in the sixth grade (Zoe), but she will never notice him. Andy keeps his feelings bottled up inside. He is very angry. He wants to talk to his parents, but is afraid to do it. The only person Andy can really open up to is his Grandfather. He can tell his Grandpa anything, but Grandpa has cancer and is going to die. Andy is even more alone. Grandpa tells Andy he is ready to die, that it is his time. He also tells Andy that he will never leave him until he gets Zoe to be his girlfriend. Grandpa is true to his word, even in death. Andy realizes he can still see Grandpa even though he is a ghost. But it’s not just Grandpa, Andy can see all kinds of ghosts walking the Earth! Soon Andy realizes that Zoe is in horrible trouble . He enlists the help of Tom and together they set off to save the day.

What I thought- At first I really didn’t like Andy’s character. He was creepy and it sounded like he wanted to hurt people. I really couldn’t relate to him – at first. As I read further, I could understand why Andy was feeling the way he was. He was completely tortured at school and he had no one to talk to. I found myself turning from not liking Andy to rooting for him. Andy just wanted to be himself and have people accept him. The whole part of the plot where Andy develops a super power – to see ghosts – is a cool twist to the plot. Mr. Gadot’s writing style, how the book is narrated, reminded me of Neil Gaiman’s. I like that the story deals with some very tough subjects, (bullying, death of a loved one), but Andy handles them very well and he is a very believable character. The other characters in the book are good, even the minor ones. I like how Andy’s character develops in the story. The trouble that Andy finds Zoe in was an unexpected but very cool twist in the story (not telling you what it is 😉 ). I found myself enjoying this story very much.

Five out of five bookworms. fivebooks

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18 Responses to “Supernatural Hero by Eran Gadot”

  1. The Story Reading Ape April 23, 2014 at 7:17 am #

    You read and review many AMAZING books Erik – do you post your reviews on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, etc?
    (Note to self – make time to read the books Erik recommends :D)

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 25, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

      I do get some awesome books to read! I post my reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and GoodReads. 🙂

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  2. Genevieve Petrillo April 23, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    This book sounds like it has lots of surprises (some of which you will not tell…) Surprises are fun! Unless they scare me….

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  3. KidLitReviews April 23, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    grrrrr* You’re making a comeback. I’ve not finished reading this yet, but I thought the same thing in the beginning and even had to put the book down for a while and come back to with more energy — and found the story flipped for me too.

    Now, please Stop! Grrrr you are catching up. You cannot win two years in a row! 🙂

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  4. Patricia Tilton April 23, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    I like the important themes in this book. And, I love to root for a character.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

      I was happy Andy’s character changed into one I really liked and rooted for. 🙂

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  5. Michelle Isenhoff April 23, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    The only thing bugging me about this is that Andy likes the prettiest girl in class, and obviously not for her personality. Aren’t there other, nicer girls? Isn’t he sort of doing the same thing that he doesn’t like? Sorry, lol, I’m totally nit-picking this story. 🙂

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      The only thing bugging me is why he had to like a girl anyway! :p Well, the girl wasn’t mean to Andy so he liked her for that too, but there was a “nerdy” girl who liked Andy and Andy was kind of mean about that so – yes you make a very good point!

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  6. readingwithrhythm April 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Five bookworms, huh? Must be good, but that cover kind of creeps me out. Andy looks kind of scary.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

      Andy was kind of creepy in the beginning of the story. I turned out really liking him though.

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  7. writersideup April 24, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    Wow! Another 5 out of 5! You are on a roll with these books! 😀

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  8. Myra GB June 9, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    I enjoy illustrations in monochrome – and the story line sounds like something I’d enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing this title!

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