Almost Super (Almost Super #1)
Each leap year, on February 29th, at 4:23 p.m., every member of the Bailey family over the age of twelve gets a superpower. No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys ...more
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So basically, Rafter and Benny are in a family of superheroes who were "chosen by the universe" to save the world from evil. Their dad can fly, their grandfather has superstren ...more
After an encounter with classmate and ...more
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When you think about it this book is crazy.
But its still great.
This book is about a young group of three kids who get faulty powers whose family's are supposed to get awesome powers. They soon find out someone named October Jones has been tricking their families into fighting to distract them so he could eventually take away their powers and then he could rise and become the superhero of the world. Will he succeed or will these three kids and ...more
Almost SuperJensen's book has a lot of humor, heart, and action, and if not everything is plausible, well, it's a super hero story.
In the Bailey family, everyone over the age of twelve gets their super power on February 29th at 4:23 p.m. So Rafter and Benny are eagerly awaiti ...more
I really like the idea that just because you see yourself as a hero, other people might not. And that you should probably (view spoiler)[ do some investigative work into the family you think is made up of super villains before assuming they are actually super villains. (hide spoiler)]
Cute, funny, fast-paced, surprising twists -- just over all entertaining and well done.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
The superhero Baileys think they defend their city from the villianous Johnson family. But Rafter has a nagging thought that something is not right. An encounter with Juanita of the Johnson family forces the bro ...more
The Bailey's and the Johnson's both think that the other is a family of evil villains. They feud and do a lot of damage not only to each other, but also to their community, even destroying a priceless national treasure during a free-for-all! This shows how just much prejudice can hurt our ...more
Everyone in the Bailey family is a "Super", as in "Superhero". Every 4 years on Leap Day, the family members who have passed the magic age of twelve in the past four years magically receive their super power at 4:23 p.m. It is finally time for Rafter Bailey (age 13) and Benny Bailey (age 12) to receive their powers. Of course this is a moment of great excitement and expectation...until it happens. Much to Rafter's and Benny's horror, the "super" powers they receive are anything but super. Not on...more
Super hero books are always a lot of fun, and Almost Super by Marion Jensen is no exception.
Every Leap Year any Bailey that has turned 12 since the last Leap Year gets their super power. Because the Baileys are a family of Supers. This time its Rafter and his brother Benny's turn. On the much anticipated day, disaster strikes. Instead of getting amazing powers to help their family of supers fight crime, Rafter and Benny get silly ridiculo ...more
Rafter Bailey comes from a family of superheroes. He’s eagerly waited for the day when he’ll receive his own power and join the family business. When he does, it’s a total bust. In fact, all of the new “superheroes” have near useless powers. Rafter decides that the Bailey family’s arch nemeses, the villainous Johnson family, are behind this. So he begins to track fellow student Juanita J ...more
Savvy meets The Incredibles in this fresh, funny middle-grade debut about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds.
Each leap year, on February 29th, at 4:23 p.m., every member of the Bailey family over the age of twelve gets a superpower. No one knows why, and no one ...more
Two families with superpowers, the Baileys and the Johnsons, live in the same town. The Baileys are the superheroes, defending all that is good and right and true. The Johnsons are the supervillians, constantly searching for ways to undermine the Baileys and all they stand for.
Or are they?
Almost Super focuses on broth ...more