Bound To Stay Bound

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 How to save a superhero
 Author: Freeman, Ruth

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 265 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 353852 ISBN: 9780823447626
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Retirement communities -- Fiction
 Old age -- Fiction
 Ability -- Fiction
 Superheroes -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Fifth-grader Addie and two other children who spend afternoons at the Happy Valley retirement community, where their mothers work, investigate whether one of the residents is a superhero.

   Kirkus Reviews (09/15/21)
   School Library Journal (01/07/22)

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School Library Journal - 01/07/2022 Gr 3–5—Addie and her mom, Tish, have just moved again. Being a fifth grader and moving 11 times isn't something Addie's proud of. Missing Granny Lu, who passed two years ago, Addie is hoping to put down roots in a new place. Her mom has a month to prove herself at her new job, working in Happy Valley senior living home where a host of memorable residents keeps Addie entertained everyday after school. One such resident is Mr. Norris, who seems to have an old superhero suit in his bottom drawer. Events begin to occur that don't have a natural explanation and Addie and her two friends, Marwa and Dickinson, become suspicious that Mr. Norris just might be a real superhero. They're not the only ones on a quest to find out the truth however, and the appearance of a suspicious relative brings about even more questions for the trio. What ensues will keep readers turning the pages right up until the end. Freeman delivers on the mystery, adventure, and fantasy in this middle grade novel. Most characters are cued as white. VERDICT A solid purchase for libraries seeking additional superhero fiction with a twist of playful mystery.—Tracy Cronce - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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