Bound To Stay Bound

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 Little bit super

 Publisher:  Clarion (2024)

 Dewey: 808
 Classification: Story Collection
 Physical Description: 278 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 786805 ISBN: 9780358683421
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Ability -- Fiction
 Heroes and heroines -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Short stories

Price: $23.28

The kids in this collection of humorous short stories each have a minor quirky superpower they're learning to live with.

 Editor: Schmidt, Gary D
Henderson, Leah

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/24)
   School Library Journal (05/24/24)
   Booklist (+) (02/15/24)
 The Hornbook (00/03/24)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/24/2024 Gr 5 Up—A collection of 13 stories, each written by a different author, centering ordinary characters with semi-extraordinary powers. The superpower is often small and easily missed by others, but can be inconvenient to the main character. When Meg Medina's Carla Perez, who has the power to shapeshift into a guinea pig, finds herself in a position where she must shift quickly, it requires removing all her clothes before doing so: "Geez! If anybody finds me in puris naturalibis and with my head in a cage, I'll be a guidance department case with no hope for parole." In Daniel Nayeri's dialogic entry, a boy grapples with a demon attached to his body in the shape of a claw. The line-up is full of notable authors, including Linda Sue Park, Brian Young, and Ibi Zoboi, and the majority of the entries are quite humorous. This book contains some language and imagery that may invoke some negative or scared feelings, and therefore may not be appropriate for younger children. Comic-panel artwork by Krosoczka is dispersed throughout. Diverse characters appear in each chapter. VERDICT This entertaining collection of stories is certain to keep readers interested from beginning to end. Great for those who love superheroes, short story collections, and humor.—Tracy Cronce - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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