Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero
by Michell Plested
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 31 May 2016 | Archive Date 05 Dec 2016
Perfect Analogy Publishing, Evil Alter Ego Press
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 3 members
Clever middle-school book, reminiscent of Daniel Pinkwater stories. A little silly, a little unrealistic, but with a lot of heart. Mik is a great hero, even if he doesn't have super powers. Fun for adults as well as kids. Mik's voice is very genuine.
I am sharing below the thoughts of my 11-yo 7th grader who is also named Mik: This was a feel-good story. The main character acts his age and is very relatable. Even if he seems a bit older for his grade level, he acted like I did back when I was ten. The story starts with a good active and exciting introduction, so I was motivated to proceed and read the book. There is good mix of kid-dialogue and kid-action. I do think sometimes that Mik’s emotional reactions to events that affect him are inconsistent. At times he appears stoic and steadfast, and at times he reacts deeply. I guess he is just like a friend of mine who is also unpredictable. Mik has a great attitude in life, and he really likes doing good deeds, which is why he tries to be a superhero himself, not knowing that just by helping out those around him, he is already doing “heroic” deeds which are uncommon for middle-school boys. I like Mik, I like his adventures, and I look forward to reading more about his experiences as a boy superhero. Recommended.