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Miles Morales

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  3,442 ratings  ·  861 reviews
"Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins."

Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the presti
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Marvel Press
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TheTick The book is on NetGalley (which bloggers and reviewers can use to request advanced copies of books to review), that's where I've gotten it.

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Nic Stone
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Before reading this novel, I thought: COOL! A Black and Puerto Rican superhero slinging webs and saving lives!

After reading, I think the same thing... but MAN is there so much more to this book than that.

Truthfully, I was expecting Spider-Man's regular antics, just with some brown skin beneath the spandex suit (silly me, though, right? This is a Jason Reynolds book. Obviously not going to be that cut and dry). What I HADN'T considered was that being a "superhero" would be a fundamentally diffe
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my request for a free digital copy in exchange for a review.

Can I have sequel, please? Please make this a series!

"Miles Morales" is my first foray into the world of Jason Reynolds and I am now and will forever be a full time resident. This book is nothing short of exceptional. Despite being a fan of Peter Parker (and Spiderman in general), I never quite got around to reading about Miles. I knew of him via word of mouth, I know that this is a w
Sep 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
One of the worst books I've ever read. There is no plot or story. A Spider-Man book where nothing really happens except Miles goes to school for a week. We get no answers why this teacher is harassing Miles, why all these Mr. Chamberlains are targeting minority youths or why they are having the same dreams. The villain of the book is only in it for the last 20 pages. We get no resolution. Miles uses his powers in his civilian clothes to win a dance-off in a crowded subway car. Miles's dad is por ...more
Paz R.M.
I... did not like this.
This was not what I was expecting, it reads as a middle grade book and even when the book touches important topics, I felt that it did so in a very shallow way. The writing was... it was quite juvenile and even when this book has very little Spider-Man and there's a lot of description of Miles's life, I still didn't grasp completely who he was and what he wanted. He might have been the weakest character in this book. I also haaated Ganke. Goddamn, what an annoying characte
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! Even though it was about a superhero it felt very real. Miles’s situation is one that many people are in and I feel like a lot of people could relate to his story. I also liked how this book touches upon the prison system and the effects it has. Overall, this book is a perfect blend of Spidey fun and real world issues.

I have suddenly developed a new love for Spider-Man after recently watching all of Tom Holland’s versions of him. So, after watching Avengers: Infinity War I needed more Spider-Man. This is where Miles Morales was perfect. This was short, sweet and had a depth that carried through in a powerful sense. There was something lacking in this story, but it was overall, a really enjoyable read that highlighted family and friendship.

Miles Morales is ab
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, kickass-ladies
4.5 stars

Solid execution and a great introduction (for me) to the character of Miles Morales. I appreciated how Reynolds put the Spider-Man part on the back burner and gave us a (mostly) down-to-earth story about a (mostly) down-to-earth kid. The dialogue popped and while there may not have been a ton of action til the end, I was with it the whole way. Chamberlain called to mind Chapman of the Animorphs books -- another one of those creepy-teacher types. Crossover fanfic, anyone? Also, Miles' pa
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: poc-author
3.5 stars
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing

FINALLY one of these Marvel or DC tie-in books that I've ENJOYED. A LOT. LOVED.

I hope there are more especially w the Miles animated movie coming out next? year. It's great because it reads like a Reynolds book that just happens to be about Spider-Man.
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases

In Miles Morales Spider-Man, we follow sixteen year old Black and Puerto Rican high school student Miles, who's also a Spider-Man. The story is focused on his daily life, managing different parts of his identities and trying to figure out who he is.

I enjoyed reading the novel. It felt more like a contemporary than a Marvel story. Undoubtedly, Miles is Super Hero and he does help people and fight bad guys, but I felt the focus was on his daily life, on studying at school, on relationships with
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really great, probably the best superhero novel that I have read! Reynolds added a lot more to it, which shouldn't be all that surprising. He definitely put his own spin on the character, who is a lot more fresh and relevant than the constantly redone Peter Parker storylines. I feel like the big climax was too fast, but loved the epilogue. Definitely a great book for readers who are even slightly interested in Spider-Man, or who are fans of Reynolds' other books.
L. McCoy
Wow... I don’t even know where to begin. Lots of people say reading makes people smart, it’s a bit pretentious but many say it... I feel dumber after reading this one though.

What’s it about?
Good question. I read the stupid thing and it was kind of a mess. Pretty much, just imagine reading miscellaneous adventures of bland characters, you get this.

Why it gets 1 star:
The story is weak.
The writing is awful. Boring narrative, bad dialogue and grammatical errors fill the pages of this mess.
The charac
CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
I adore Miles Morales but the story... not so much.

- Again: I adore Miles Morales. He's such a great Spiderman - kind, earnest, and doing his absolute best.
- I loved Reynold's portrayal of him - a kid from a working class family who bears the weight of his parents' expectations and society's expectations - a portrayal that shows great understanding and does Miles' identity justice.
- Though the book doesn't really have a 'plot', the story highlights important themes and issues such as race, sys
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely burned through this book in one setting. Jason Reynolds is a master of character development, and he's done such a fantastic job with Miles Morales. I haven't read the comics yet but this is a Spiderman I can get behind. Well-paced story, and love how the relationships, both family and friendship, are so well fleshed out. Looking forward to reading more of Miles in the future.
Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
Read this in one sitting. Loved all the characters, plus Reynolds' writing was so on point to what's currently going on. An important and thought-provoking Spider-Man and I am so overjoyed that Miles' Puerto Rican heritage wasn't erased.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, net-galley-read
The best superpower is fantastic storytelling. I highly recommend Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds.
Chasia Lloyd
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
PHENOMENAL. The villain was sooooo effed up too omg. Great book about a Black+Puerto Rican superhero fighting his racist oppressors.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite booksellers described this book as 25% Spider-Man and 75% Jason Reynolds, which is completely accurate. I absolutely LOVED Miles Morales and can't recommend it enough. What Jason does to transform the history and legacy of Miles in just 272 short pages is incredible.

Miles is a 15 year old black-Puerto Rican youth with a whole lot going on and, oh, he also has the same powers as Spider-Man. The old mantra "with great power comes great responsibility" sounds great except when y
Jillian Heise
This was deeper than I expected. Of course, I didn't know anything about the Miles Morales origin or legacy before starting the book. But it was less about Spider-Man and more about a kid trying to figure out who he really wants to be, and what kind of impact he wants to make on the world and his neighborhood. It's about finding pride (and strength) in where you come from, no matter what others think about it. This story was less about the action of being Spider-Man and more about the heart & ...more
Aug 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Quick Review: Unfortunately this was a major disappointment. Miles was almost never Spider-Man, the characters felt different from the comics, and a lot of didn’t seem to make much sense. The conversation of race was a good one, but it felt more like a book on race and less of a superhero book. I wish there was more of a balance, it would have made the story a stronger one. I don’t recommend this book, and if you want to read Miles’s story jus
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was phenomenal. As both a comics nerd and a YA fan, I highly recommend this one. When I heard that Jason Reynolds was hired to write the Miles book, I was so on board knowing his amazing writing. And I'm so happy that my initial instinct wasn't wrong at all, as Reynolds' writing truly brought Miles to life in a phenomenal way. The voice was spectacular and the pacing was fast-paced. This is definitely a book I'll be recommending to literally everyone.
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
1.5 Stars

I was so looking forward to reading this book but I was incredibly disappointed.

I didn't mind that the story felt like it had started without us; it wasn't an origin story. Miles Morales was already Spiderman. However we didn't get an idea of how long he'd been being Spiderman - whether anyone had actually heard of him, or what problems he had solved in the past. To me there was a gaping hole between after he became Spiderman to where the story began at page one.

Also the book didn't see
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Be forewarned: This is not an action/super-hero/shoot-em-up novel. This is a novel that takes on weighty topics like race, and all the complications of teen life. Yes, there’s some web shooting, but not much. But that is not the focus. Reynolds takes the time to concentrate on the young man behind the mask. It is a much appreciated departure from many of the YA novelizations or tie-ins I’ve read. Recommended.

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Laura (bbliophile)
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I expected this to be an incredibly fast-paced and action packed read but it really wasn't. And I needed some time to get used to it. In the end, I loved the writing and I loved how family oriented this book was. Full review to come.
Daria Marshall
3.5 stars

This wasn't my favorite superhero YA novel, but it definitely wasn't bad.

I think my biggest gripe is that we don't really get to see Miles actually being Spiderman. And while I do enjoy reading about his everyday life and being in school, I just wish there had been a little bit more action.

I do appreciate that Miles' parents are involved in his life and trying to instill in him to be the very best he can be. I appreciate that his father punished him for being suspended by making him g
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to attempt to be eloquent, but this book made me cry and I loved it so I had to write something on here. Something important to note, I got to read it because a friend got it at BEA/BookCon and lent it to me. ALSO IMPORTANT, I love Spider-Man, full stop. He's always been one of my favorite superheroes ever since I was a kid, so to read a book about Spider-Man and Miles Morales?? Yes?? Of course, please, thank you.

Jason Reynolds has given Miles so much voice in this book and it's such a
Rachel Strolle
Sometimes we think that once someone develops super powers they are a superhero and stop being a human being--but there's a reason this book is called Miles Morales and not Spider-Man. This is a book about a teen with superpowers, and it never forgets that there are real life consequences to zipping through the streets, to missing school or schoolwork because you're the only one with your powers. Spider-Man is a title not a tone, and this is a welcome relief after the trillions of Peter Parker f ...more
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miles Morales is a highly anticipated and thoroughly engrossing story to add to the Spiderman franchise. I am highly convinced that Jason Reynolds can do no wrong when it comes to writing intriguing tales that provoke conversation and this novel proves it. To read the rest of my review and to see an interview of Jason Reynolds at San Diego Comic Con click here.
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, ya-books
Since I have no personal interest in Spider-Man or superheroes of any kind, it was perfectly natural for me to read this book after Laela reserved it on my card without telling me what it was or why I should read it. I can tell you that I still have a pronounced lack of enthusiasm for superheroes, but Miles Morales is proof that these spandex-clad men still have interesting stories to be told, as long as you have socially-conscious, talented authors like Jason Reynolds telling them.

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After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself. Well, not really talking to himself, but just repeating character names and plot lines he thought of on the train, over and over again, because he’s afraid he’ll forget it all before he ...more
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“Miles fired the shooter at the TV, a wad of web turning it on. Ganke shook his head. “So lazy.” 2 likes
“So this was about you saving somebody, huh? Yeah, well, let me ask you something, Super Hero... Who’s gonna save you?” 2 likes
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