NEW YOUNG ADULT NOVEL EMPOWERS ADOLESCENTS TO LEAP LIFE’S PROBLEMS IN A SINGLE BOUND!
Description: My Mother died on a Sunday. I was admitted to the hospital the following Tuesday with what the doctor said was a “life-threatening” asthma attack; and then things began to run downhill. And so begins Superpowers a funny yet serious account of a responsible, perhaps too responsible, young man named Chipper who must quickly grow up over a period of a few weeks. When he awakens in the hospital, Chipper meets Hal, a moody, funny and cynical apparition who explains that the world is in peril; and at such times he appears on earth to award a superpower to someone. Chipper realizes that he is that ‘someone’ when Hal tells him, “You can choose any superpower you want, but just one.” Superpowers is a poignant yet hilarious account of Chipper and his friends’ struggle to discover their futures. It is a story about growing up, over a two-week period. Along the way Chipper must cope with his illness and his irritable father, fend off his demanding girlfriend and intrusive headmaster, help his friend John come to terms with his homosexuality, investigate a soothsayer and disarm a terrorist. Superpowers weaves an amusing story line within the central issues of adolescence.