Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine-Chris Smith-Greg James

I think that Chris Smith and Greg James are incredible authors, they can make a sad droopy scene funny but still keep that melancholy feeling. It took me a little longer then it usually does for me to get captured by their hilarious book. I think that’s because I skipped book number two (Kid Normal

Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

and the Rogue Heroes) and went straight from book one to book three. The fact that the book still managed to capture me and reel me in is a sign of how fantastic the book is.

Kid Normal also known as Murph Cooper is a super hero who doesn’t wear pants over his trousers and doesn’t have any super powers unlike the rest of his crime fighting team the, super zeroes. The super zeroes are part of a humongous group of heroes known as the heroes alliance. These books show you that you don’t need powers to be a hero. In this book Kid Normal is acting strangely and his usual jumpy self has evaporated. The rest of the super zeroes are also getting a bit unhappy as they fail mission after mission. But then when they arrive from yet another unsuccessful mission they cross the line. They are expelled from the heroes alliance and are no longer allowed to fight crime. But then Mary the flying super zero just gets fed up with Murph. He ‘s the leader of the super zeroes and he doesn’t seem to care that they have lost everything they’d been working towards. So Mary goes of like a bomb and that’s when their argument starts. Hurt by Mary’s angry words Murph runs away for some quiet time. Sorry for what she had said, Mary tries to find Murph. But when she does find him she realises its Murph who’s been sabotaging their missions. But why? Can Mary and the rest of the super zeroes save Murph from the doom that awaits him?

I loved the way that this book is always hilarious whether its a really sad scene or a gripping, hair standing on end, nail biting chapter. Through it all there’s a bundle of laughter waiting around every turn of the page. However the thing is that this book is tiny bit emotional for young readers so i would say this book is for 8+.

Have you read it yet?

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