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Friday 22 November 2019

Review: The Invincibles: Power Up (Book #1)

Tana is obsessed with footy. He wants his team to be the best. He wants to be the best!

His mate Scotty is all in, and it looks like Tana has a few more interested players, but the first training session of the season doesn’t go exactly to plan.

Along with Muzza, Zinnia and Zinnia’s friend Andrea, Tana and Scotty kick of practice to test the team’s skills.

But when a thunderstorm rolls in and lightning strikes the field, something strange happens. 

After an epic explosion, the team discovers they have crazy new powers: super speed, super strength, the ability to fly and more. 

The only catch…

Their powers run out after 80 minutes.

With super human powers, the team is sure to win each and every game they play (even with the time limit on their powers), but when a no-good trickster starts stirring up trouble in town, the Invincibles will have to choose between their football careers and stopping Tricky Ricky.

The Invincibles is a brilliant junior fiction novel for fans of action, adventure and sports. Packed with fun illustrations on almost every page, it’s great for young readers moving into chapter book territory. 

It’s also packed with action, making it super engaging and fun for kids. With epic super powers, outrageous bad guys and a humorous and entertaining plot, it reads like a comic book — filled with delight, laughter and plenty of kabooms, thwacks and kersploshes. 

I love that both boys and girls feature as central characters, making this a book that will appeal to all kids. It’s great to see a series that includes boys and girls together, kicking butt, loving sports and saving the world. 

At the back of the book, kids will also find collectable cards of all the key characters, so they can read up on their super powers, choose a favourite and collect more as they read the series.

The Invincibles is winner. It’s a fun and easy read that combines so many of the things kids love and the characters are real and relatable.

To the kids who love to move and save the world with their friends, this one is most definitely for you!

Title: The Invincibles
Author: Peter Millett
Illustrator: Myles Lawford
Publisher: Scholastic NZ, $12.99
Publication Date: 1 July 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781775435990
For ages: 7 - 10
Type: Junior Fiction