"Bacon's deadpan narrative hums along with outrageous details, humor, and action...A hero with a double life and a colossalset of parental issues, Joshua handles zombies, killer robots, andteenage girls without losing his cool. Bacon's affectionately playfultake on the superhero genre introduces... show more
"Bacon's deadpan narrative hums along with outrageous details, humor, and action...A hero with a double life and a colossalset of parental issues, Joshua handles zombies, killer robots, andteenage girls without losing his cool. Bacon's affectionately playfultake on the superhero genre introduces bombastic personalities withoutreducing the characters to caricatures." - Publishers Weekly"Fast and often funny...A twisty, swiftly moving adventure sure to please superhero fans."- Kirkus Reviews"Joshua Dread is funny, action-packed, and a totalpage-turner. You'll want to read to the bitter end--unless Joshua'sparents destroy the world first. Which is a distinct possibility." - AdamGidwitz, author of A Tale Dark & Grimm and In a Glass Grimmly"Villainy! Mayhem! Family! From supervillains to killer houseplants, Joshua Dread has it all. I couldn't put it down and I didn't dare, not until I'ddevoured every last page!" - C. Alexander London, author of theAccidental Adventure series When your parents are supervillains, it's hardto have a normal life. Joshua Dread tries to keep a low profile. Noteven his best friend, Milton, knows his secret. Luckily Joshua's not onanyone's radar--not like Sophie, a new girl with a mysterious past who's got everyone talking. But weird stuff is happening. Pencils explode inhis hand. He leaves scorched butt marks on the carpet. And he can sendbullies crashing into lockers. Turns out Joshua has a superpower. But he doesn't have to use it for evil, right? His parents give him a book toexplain things... but nothing can prepare him for when smoke creaturesstart kidnapping bad guys. Is Joshua's family next?
Publish date: September 25th 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Joshua Dread (#1)
Joshua Dread just can't catch a break... he's not exactly popular at school and to top it off his home life is top secret. After all, his parents are supervillains and are hardly loved by the public. If kids at school knew his parents were the Dread Duo, he'd be even more unpopular. Even his best fr...