Welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today's booktalk is: Archvillain by Barry Lyga.
"Where we you when the stars fell down?" This question is incredibly frustrating to the town's most brilliant resident, 12-year-old Kyle Camden. As everyone of high intellect knows, stars do not fall down. It is impossible. But there was something weird about that night. Although reports say it was a meteor shower, Kyle knows that it was something more. First, there was no evidence to prove it was a meteor shower. And second, a 12-year-old boy mysteriously appeared on the ground immediately following the shower.
Kyle finds this suspicious, and starts doing some research. During his investigation, Kyle notices some new things about himself, like new super-strength and even more intelligence! Could it be that Kyle has somehow received superpowers from that so-called meteor shower? If so, that would be excellent.
Strangely enough, the mysterious boy found in the field also has superpowers. This boy appeared out of nowhere and is now the town's hero. He fights fires and rescues people. Is there room in the small town of Bouring for two superheroes? Or are they destined to be arch-enemies? Find out in Archvillain by Barry Lyga!
— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker