Sunday, November 29, 2015

Minion / John David Anderson / 278 pages

Michael Marion Magdalene Morn is only thirteen years old and he has "already accomplice a lot with [his] life."  He was an orphan abandoned at White Castle and raised at St. Mary of the Woods School for Wayward Boys.  When he was adopted by Benjamin Edson, his life changed but he is still not sure if it was for the better.  His dad builds boxes - odd devices that accomplish a variety of nefarious tasks and he himself is a mind-bender - able to turn  other's wills to his.  Mike is homeschooled and he and his dad live under the radar and outside the law.  Mike's best friend, Zach, works for the mob and can grow porcupine quills.  Not strange enough yet?  A superhero and super villain have come to New Liberty and upset the status quo.  On whose side will Benjamin align?  This is an entertaining story delving into the meaning of heroism.

"Power is recognizing you have a choice and then having the courage to make it."

Mark Twain Award Preliminary Nominee 2016-17

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