Tuesday, July 1, 2014

All my Friends are Super Heroes

By: Andrew Kaufman
Location: FIC KAU
Genre: Profound- yet humorous

This is a tenth anniversary edition so this book has been around a bit, but here at school we have just discovered it!
It is quirky, it is gwarfing, it is desperate, is is very funny, it is sad.
Most of all- it is very clever! The lists of possible superpowers is very mind boggling and down right funny!  I reckon they had great dinner conversations making them up.

If I had a super power I think  I would want it to be teleporting. How awesome it would be to be able to be in one place- say in Italy, near the beach, with pizza and wine, with music and sun and then GaZam- be hanging out with my friends at the foot hills of the Himalaya's and then whammy- be back in New Zealand to watch a Test Match with my family and boof- be in Africa at dusk, watching elephants meander to their murky water hole... so much fun. I could be with all the people I love at the times they needed to celebrate, or grieve, or be listened to- just like that!!
In this story "Perf" had the super power of perfection, but in a jealous rage "Hypno" made her husband invisible on their wedding day. He was "regular" he had no superpowers, but Tom loved Perf very much and he had to win her back- he had to make her see him.
Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she's sure that Tom has abandoned her.

So she's moving to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom's beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he's visible, or he loses her forever
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