Geeks Girls and Secret Identities

Geeks, Girls, & Secret Identities Jacket and interior illustrations

Mike Jung (Author)
Arthur A. Levine Books (10-1-12)
Ages 8 and up
320 pages

ISBN-10: 0545335485
ISBN-13: 978-0545335485

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A SUPER funny, SUPER fast-paced, SUPER debut!Vincent Wu is Captain Stupendous’s No. 1 Fan, but even he has to admit that Captain Stupendous has been a little off lately. During Professor Mayhem’s latest attack, Captain Stupendous barely made it out alive – although he did manage to save Vincent from a giant monster robot. It’s Vincent’s dream come true… until he finds out Captain Stupendous’s secret identity: It’s Polly Winnicott-Lee, the girl Vincent happens to have a crush on.

Captain Stupendous’s powers were recently transferred to Polly in a fluke accident, and so while she has all of his super strength and super speed, she doesn’t know how to use them, and she definitely doesn’t know all the strengths and weaknesses of his many nemeses. But Vincent and his friends are just the right fan club to train up their favorite superhero before he (she?) has to face Professor Mayhem again. And if they make it through this battle for the safety of Copperplate City, Vincent might just get up the courage to ask Polly on a date.

Praise for Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities

“With snappy and authentic dialogue, layered plotting, full-on science, and sweet preteen romance, Jung’s boisterous debut is a winner. Here’s hoping we haven’t seen the last of this bunch.” —Booklist

“Debut author Jung smartly balances adventure and comedy in a story about (unwanted) power and responsibility that pokes fun at superhero conventions along the way… Jung’s fast-paced storytelling, filled with comics-inspired gadgetry and sound effects, makes the story’s action sequences come alive.” —Publishers Weekly

“[T]his is a genuinely new sort of superhero story, and it will surprise even people who are tired of sound effects and capital letters.” —Kirkus Reviews

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