If you love super heroes, these two books are must reads. Both are fast paced and funny.
First, is Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities (Scholastic, 2012) by Mike Jung. Vincent Wu and his friends love Captain Stupendous. But when Vincent learns the Captain's secret identity, he and his friends have to act to save Captain Stupendous, because the Captain is really a girl who doesn't know anything about being a super hero!
The opening line of the book: "There are four Captain Stupendous fan clubs in Copperplate City, but ours is the only one that doesn't suck." This story definitely doesn't suck either. In fact, it's so appealing my copy was recently stolen... No kidding!
Read author Mike Jung's description of himself on his blog to laugh, too. But besides being a funny guy, he's honest about how difficult life can be. Can't wait to see his next book.
Next, is Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain (Curiosity Quills Press, 2014) by Richard Roberts. In this case Penelope Akk knows she could be a superhero, because her parents are ones. But as her powers begin emerging she finds it is so much fun being a villain instead.
The opening line of the book: "On the last day before I got my super power, I was sulking because I didn't have a super power." You can probably tell that Penny is a teen.
This is author Richard Roberts' fourth book. Read more about him and his other books here.
Hmm, I wonder if these two authors have ever met... Who would dominate the world?!