[[ KINDLE ]] ❄ Dull Boy Author Sarah Cross – Valtrex-4.us

Dull Boy What Do You Do If You Can Deadlift A Car, And You Spend Your Nights Flying To Get Away From It All If You Re Fifteen Year Old Avery Pirzwick, You Keep That Information To Yourself When You Re A Former Jock Turned Freak, You Can T Afford To Let The Secret Slip But Then Avery Makes Some Friends Who Are As Extraordinary As He Is He Realizes They Re Than Just Freaks, Together, Maybe They Have A Chance To Be Heroes First, Though, They Have To Decide Whether To Trust The Mysterious Cherchette, A Powerful Wouldbe Mentor Whose Remarkable Generosity May Come At A Terrible Price

[[ KINDLE ]] ❄ Dull Boy  Author Sarah Cross – Valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 308 pages
  • Dull Boy
  • Sarah Cross
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 0525421335

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  1. says:

    So what do you whenyou have amazing powers Do you protect yourself from Bullies, save yourself from public humiliation along with your friends or are you gonna whine about it and do stupid things Apparently The hero on this book is the third option The protagonist Averyflies every night for some superpower action and surprise finds nothing Then accidentally meets three weird people and find out they re like him Because he had the idea to save someone, he gets in trouble with the cops So what do you whenyou have amazing powers Do you protect yourself from Bullies, save yourself from public humiliation along with your friends or are you gonna whine about it and do stupid things Apparently The hero on this book is the third option The protagonist Averyflies every night for some superpower action and surprise finds nothing Then accidentally meets three weird people and find out they re like him Because he had the idea to save someone, he gets in trouble with the cops and gets sent to reform school The robbery was durprisingly a plot by a Cruella DeVille impersonator to go Pro fessor X on him She wants him to join and train him etc etc In school he meets a badassed chick with an even badass mood swings Oh, BTW she s like catwoman with clawlike nails Who Avery claims that He ll look after her and keep an eye on her But guess what, she ends up being the one saving his ass He also doesstupid things by going to the principal saying things like I got in trouble because I was imagining I m Wolverine And did I mention his friend is a bossy psycopath who thinks everything is about her strangle self okay that s half the book I can t tell you the other half because I m dying of boredom cliche edness or I m dead asleep Also, it s ok If you like superhero novels then this is it But I m telling you the only character in the whole book who seems real is Sophie So read at your own risk


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    I know, I know I can hear you saying, dude What is up with all these high star YA reviews lately Have you just given up on adult life and decided everything you read is awesome because your brain is broken now First of all, my brain is NOT broken and I have not given up on being a grown up mostly Second of all, have you read these YA books I ve been rating They are AWESOME I don t know This is the year of great books or something Maybe just my year of great books Whatever.Reasons wh I know, I know I can hear you saying, dude What is up with all these high star YA reviews lately Have you just given up on adult life and decided everything you read is awesome because your brain is broken now First of all, my brain is NOT broken and I have not given up on being a grown up mostly Second of all, have you read these YA books I ve been rating They are AWESOME I don t know This is the year of great books or something Maybe just my year of great books Whatever.Reasons why you should read Dull Boy next weekend instead of going to see the new Transformers movie 1Dull Boy is about teen kids with weirdo super powers Transformers 2 or whatever it s called is about a teen kid who is emo because he has to help save the world, like, again GEEZ Super powers will always win over emo whining ALWAYS.2 In Dull Boy, Girl Character 1 tells Girl Character 2 that her cornea should just take one for the team In Transformers 2, Sam is whiny because dueling robots aren t supposed to be his problem for, lo, he is in college now and too cool for these shenanigans, and then no one slaps him upside his stupid head People telling other people to suck it up is waygratifying than robots just letting their human friends complain that life is hard Like, be assertive robots You re made of metal Don t let some punk kid sass you 3 Dull Boy has a girl character wearing a homemade Marie Curie gangsta shirt Scientists are, indeed, gangsta Transformers 2 has Megan Fox in short shorts Marie Curie and her radiation are bad ass Megan Fox s shorts are not Although, she does have pretty awesome legs, so maybe this one s a tie 4 Dull Boy is witty and funny and sometimes completely absurd Transformers 2 will probably only be one of those things Note if Transformers 2 is witty I will eat my hat Or I would, if I were wearing a hat Which I m not See Four reasons to spend the 12 bucks you would have used to go to the movies on a nice shiny copy of Dull Boy instead There are probably , but I need to go sell something on ebay now so that I will have enough money to buy my copy of Dull Boy and also see Transformers 2 I have a weakness for shiny robots that complements my yen for superheroes Such is the burden of being me.What Four is not an aesthetically pleasing number You want five reasons Fine Avery is a much cooler name than Sam There That s five Are you happy now Good My work here is done all assumptions about said Transformers movie are from a single viewing of the trailer in the theatre, but whatever I am sure I m right So there


  3. says:

    For the most part, Dull Boy takes fun tone to the whole superhero idea Avery loves his powers sometimes he can fly and he s super strong But with all that, it s hard to control himself He wants to become a hero, not just a boy with powers Hence, him being relegated to a school for dangerous kids after trying to stop a bank robbery and failing.At the school, and at a coffeehouse he frequents, he meets new friends His old friends abandoned him for the most part, as Avery was constantly tryin For the most part, Dull Boy takes fun tone to the whole superhero idea Avery loves his powers sometimes he can fly and he s super strong But with all that, it s hard to control himself He wants to become a hero, not just a boy with powers Hence, him being relegated to a school for dangerous kids after trying to stop a bank robbery and failing.At the school, and at a coffeehouse he frequents, he meets new friends His old friends abandoned him for the most part, as Avery was constantly trying to find someone to help Think Incredidles With his new friends, they form a team of superheroes, trying to fight crime together They laugh, they have fun, they fight and have the usual teen angst and they beat baddies Awesome right A lot of the book is made up of amusing ideas for the team to be heroes There s also that Cherchette who s trying to recruit some of them But there s also some real life issues friendship, helping others, and believing in yourself to be good.The climax is this huge action explosion that had me reading until late at night The Cherchette plotline gets huge and there s lots of really interesting revelations The ending is very open, and makes me wonder if there will be a sequel one can only hope.Final Impressions Superhero fans rejoice Sarah Cross delivers an excellent novel of teenagers just trying to fit in and be friends, but while saving to save others and each other It s not uber epic bad, where the kids are saving the world, but a lighter and sweeter tone Just my cuppa tea


  4. says:

    Dull Boy was awesome, hilarious and pretty geektastic I really liked the main character Avery, I usually prefer books in a female voice just because it s easier for me to relate to, but Avery was just a cool guy with a good heart I really liked him, and he was pretty funny I really liked the abbreviated swear words he used or thought, stuff like What the F That kind of stuff is just perfect to me And of course Avery isn t the only character I loved all his new friends from Darla the super Dull Boy was awesome, hilarious and pretty geektastic I really liked the main character Avery, I usually prefer books in a female voice just because it s easier for me to relate to, but Avery was just a cool guy with a good heart I really liked him, and he was pretty funny I really liked the abbreviated swear words he used or thought, stuff like What the F That kind of stuff is just perfect to me And of course Avery isn t the only character I loved all his new friends from Darla the super brain that has all sorts of crazy gadgets and a giant robot to Nicholas the tortured boy with a power he can t control to Sophie who always seemed to be in a good mood and Catherine who is also hiding a secret they all had something to offer to the story I never decided in my mind if Cherchette crazy awesome name the mysterious lady with powers of her own would end up to be good or bad and just let the story unfold in front of me I really liked what I learned about her and from her, she informs us of about some background of where the kids got their powers that some authors might leave out but I m so glad that Cross included, I m all about the details Another thing I really liked was that throughout the book there are case files about each of the kids and their powers I liked having that to refer to instead of just knowing what the story told us All in all a fun and action packed book that seems to definitely set itself up for a sequel, can t wait to see what happens next


  5. says:

    A bit silly This may have worked better as a graphic novel.


  6. says:

    The book Dull Boy by Sarah Cross starts of in a picturesque suburban town, just like any other The main character Avery Pirzwick is just trying to be a dull average boy, but he is actually quite unordinary In Fact he has superpowers, the strength of a hundred men, the speed of a cheetah, the flight of superman, and the need to help anyone in trouble I know what your thinking why should I read Dull Boy there is nothing in common between me and Avery Have you ever felt misunderstood, troub The book Dull Boy by Sarah Cross starts of in a picturesque suburban town, just like any other The main character Avery Pirzwick is just trying to be a dull average boy, but he is actually quite unordinary In Fact he has superpowers, the strength of a hundred men, the speed of a cheetah, the flight of superman, and the need to help anyone in trouble I know what your thinking why should I read Dull Boy there is nothing in common between me and Avery Have you ever felt misunderstood, troubled, lost within yourself then I implore you to read this book, for you will feel such a strong attachment to the main character and relate to him immensely Avery finally figures out how to cope with his powers when he meets other teens in his predicament Later in the story we see the main conflict arise, Cherchette the antagonist, comes into the picture, she offers refuge and control of their powers, but as usual the teens discover that she has malicious ulterior motives.Overall the buildup was quite climactic and Sarah Cross does a great job with building up the action and keeping the reader on their toes.This book was really great but I would not suggest it if you enjoy non fiction Dull Boy is filled with superheroes and is extremely fantastical and adventurous, which correlates directly with fictional writing This is why if you are someone who enjoys serious reads than I urge you to not read this book This work of fiction teaches a few very important lessons, such as choosing between right and wrong, and accepting one s differences The themes explored in Dull Boy are not only relevant to adolescents, as the reader experiences through the protagonist s point of view, but also in adulthood, as standing up for those who cannot defend themselves is a virtue that both adults and children should strive to embody


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    Dull Boy by Sarah CrossDescription provided by .com.What do you do if you can deadlift a car, and you spend your nights flying to get away from it all If you re fifteen year old Avery Pirzwick, you keep that information to yourself When you re a former jock turned freak, you can t afford to let the secret slip But then Avery makes some friends who are as extraordinary as he is He realizes they rethan just freaks together, maybe they have a chance to be heroes First, though, they Dull Boy by Sarah CrossDescription provided by .com.What do you do if you can deadlift a car, and you spend your nights flying to get away from it all If you re fifteen year old Avery Pirzwick, you keep that information to yourself When you re a former jock turned freak, you can t afford to let the secret slip But then Avery makes some friends who are as extraordinary as he is He realizes they rethan just freaks together, maybe they have a chance to be heroes First, though, they have to decide whether to trust the mysterious Cherchette, a powerful wouldbe mentor whose remarkable generosity may come at a terrible price.I have to admit, I m a geek, so when I first saw this book I had an inkling I would like it Superheroes, in any context or medium, usually are a safe bet with me I was a comic fiend through my middle and high school years, and even though I spend WAY less on them now a days it doesn t mean I m any less drawn to them The fact that comics have become so mainstream is a good thing in my opinion Don t get me wrong, I don t love every movie being made and some just make me sad, but when they nail it with the likes of Dark Knight, Ironman, and the Watchmen, I get just as excited as my twelve year self did while reading X men the day it hit the newsstand So, in short, I like superhero ish things Movies Comics Graphic novels And now, novels.But let me get back to Dull Boy and my reason for writing this review Dull Boy joins the burgeoning new sub genre within sci fi fantasy of the sueprhero novel Yeah, graphic novels have been around for a couple decades now, and novelizations of some comics and movies have been done before, but books like the Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem or Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman have been few and far between In a sense, I think, it s a challenge for these authors to attempt to write a superhero book without that visual component we ve associated with the genre for so long Cartoons, comics, movies have always drawn the characters and action for us, so when authors like Cross, Grossman, or Lethem put their work out there, they re doing it with a handicap, I think.Cross doesn t let us down, though Her book is one part teen angst and three parts hero action Her team of young heroes are well written and likeable She captures the awkwardness of adolescence nicely while adding the extra burden of superpower freakishness believably and well Think Catcher in the Rye meets the Teen Titans or New Mutants.It is quick and fast paced, and captures the traditions and charisma of comics from a decade or two ago If you like the Incredibles or even Dr Horrible and His Sing Along Blog, I think you ll find yourself enjoying Dull Boy.The only thing I can find fault with, and it s by no means a deal breaker, is the title I just don t think it captures the book, characters, or story well I think, and forigve me for this, it s dull.The story wraps up well, and does open itself up for a sequel, which I hope is forthcoming shortly I enjoyed this novel very much and think if you re a fan of comics or the superhero genre you ll like this book


  8. says:

    Avery lives for the darkness Not for any deviant reason, but because he is less likely to be seen when he is flying around town You see, Avery isn t like other kids He has super strength and can fly Since these powers developed, his life has totally changed His normal friends are pulling further and further away because he is spending less time with them Avery s friends are upset that he quit the had to quit the wrestling team, but he really didn t have a choice His strength was too hard Avery lives for the darkness Not for any deviant reason, but because he is less likely to be seen when he is flying around town You see, Avery isn t like other kids He has super strength and can fly Since these powers developed, his life has totally changed His normal friends are pulling further and further away because he is spending less time with them Avery s friends are upset that he quit the had to quit the wrestling team, but he really didn t have a choice His strength was too hard to control during practices and the matches.By trying to be a good guy and save the day by using his powers for good, Avery sends his parents over the edge They are already forking over a lot of money for his other unintentional damages and feels he is out of control So, his parents decide to send him to a special school for troubled kids.On his first day, Avery meets a strange girl She ends up shedding a lot of light on the world for him He discovers that he isn t the only one with special abilities and finds himself becoming a part of another family One that understands him and his desire to help the world and not just waste his powers on frivolous thrills and ways to get into the spotlight But, in any superhero story, there has to be an evil mastermind In DULL BOY that evil mastermind is Cherchette and she wants to gather all the kids with super powers together Why you might ask You ll have to read DULL BOY to find out.DULL BOY has it all humor, friendship, family issues, a little romance, super powers Whatcould you ask for As a reader, I completely fell in love with Avery Sarah Cross leaves the reader completely satisfied even though it is clear there will be a sequel Visit Sarah s site for cool info and fun xtras


  9. says:

    Dull Boy is definitely an superhero origins story, and I have to admit that I typically find such stories a little boring Throw me in the middle of some action packed battle between world domination and salvation, and I am a happy camper If there is a sequel, I hope to see less emphasis on backstory andon how these teenaged superheroes find their place in the world There are actually 5 superpowered teenagers in Dull Boy with Avery being the main focus There are some really interesting Dull Boy is definitely an superhero origins story, and I have to admit that I typically find such stories a little boring Throw me in the middle of some action packed battle between world domination and salvation, and I am a happy camper If there is a sequel, I hope to see less emphasis on backstory andon how these teenaged superheroes find their place in the world There are actually 5 superpowered teenagers in Dull Boy with Avery being the main focus There are some really interesting superpowers including the sticky power where you might stick like glue to anything and everything As an origins story, Dull Boy is also a story about these teenagers becoming friends and helping each other find a way to use their powers for good, even if it seems impossible to do so.An interesting idea, but I am not sure if Dull Boy delivers as expected While enjoyable, I did not fall in love with the characters or feel that I got a good sense of who they are Only glimpses into their natures, but nothing solid in my mind I like that there are 5 main characters, but not enough time was devoted to them except maybe Avery.More complete review here


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    I m giving this one 2 stars only because I can t do 1.5 stars This is a book where the idea is better than the execution The exchanges between the teenagers don t feel natural at all, which really makes the forward momentum clunky Some people may say that s a silly thing to get hung up on, considering this is a story about kids with superpowers, but it s important to get smaller things right in order for the reader to buy in the big stuff.That said, the idea of kids discovering they have supe I m giving this one 2 stars only because I can t do 1.5 stars This is a book where the idea is better than the execution The exchanges between the teenagers don t feel natural at all, which really makes the forward momentum clunky Some people may say that s a silly thing to get hung up on, considering this is a story about kids with superpowers, but it s important to get smaller things right in order for the reader to buy in the big stuff.That said, the idea of kids discovering they have superpowers has been done quite often, but Cross does give it a slight wrinkle Unfortunately, she doesn t explore it fully enough so it feels undeveloped It seems to me the motivation of the major antagonist is a rich vein to mine, but she seemed to shy away from it Perhaps she s saving it up for the sequel.The book is better for younger kids, probably 12 13 or so, but there are a few moments where characters say things like WTF, which is probably not something most parents want their kids knowing

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