REVIEW: Wonderboy by Nicole Burstein (Othergirl, #2)


27430362Wonderboy by Nicole Burstein
Published by Andersen Press
Publication date August, 4th, 2016
Genres young adult, superhero, children's
Pages 272
Format ARC
Source Publisher


Joseph ‘Wilco’ Wilkes is one of life’s loser’s – he’s picked on, pushed around, and bullied by the rugby boys at the posh private school he attends on a scholarship. But his life is about to change: Wilco learns he can move things with his mind. Will this be his chance to play the hero, get the girl and finally stand up for himself? Or are things just going to come crashing down around his head? Becoming a proper hero will be quite the leap of faith...


A highly enjoyable, light-hearted read, Wonderboy Burstein's second novel; a teenager-turned-superhero. Wonderboy is set in the same world as Othergirl, however, this time, it isn't about the sidekick who's left behind - it's about a newly-turned superhero trying to keep control of their powers. 

Joseph isn't what you would necessarily call 'super': he's very unpopular at school, he does what everyone tells him to do, and he is extremely clumsy. Over time, he starts to suspect that he has powers of his own, as he starts to slowly move things with his mind. With his new powers, Joseph starts to dream of bigger things - and how he's going to impress the girl of his dreams. 

Burstein's writing style is brilliant, it's very descriptive and it makes Wonderboy easy to read. Joseph was a really likeable, and relatable, character. Often, I found myself laughing to Joseph - Burstein has written a fairly witty character who draws you into his world of misfits. The way that Burstein has presented her other characters was brilliant, each of them was extremely different from the rest. 

This isn't your typical superhero story, this is a more real tale that shows the true morals of being a hero. 

This was a fantastic novel to read, and a perfect squeal to Burstein's series. Wonderboy was incredible, and it's made me fall in love with my comics more.

I received Wonderboy from the publisher, in no way has this affected my opinion, nor the content of this review. 

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