How To Save A Superhero Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the HOW TO SAVE A SUPERHERO by Ruth Freeman Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:

Title: HOW TO SAVE A SUPERHERO

Author: Ruth Freeman

Pub. Date: October 19, 2021

Publisher: Holiday House

Pages: 272

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Ten-year-old Addie knows that Superheroes aren’t real, and that they certainly don’t hide out in retirement communities, but she may just have to change her mind.

Addie and her mom never stay in one place too long. They’ve been up and down and all around the country. When her mom, Tish, gets a new job at Happy Valley Village Retirement Community in Pennsylvania, Addie believes they’ll be on the road again in a month. But this time, something is different–make that, someone. Mr. Norris, a grumpy resident of Happy Valley and. . .a former superhero?

Well, that’s what Marwa, whose mom also works at Happy Valley, would try and have Addie believe. Addie and her friend Dickson know better even if there are things they can’t explain. Like the time Mr. Norris was about to get hit by a car and was suddenly on the other side of the road or the way his stare seems to take root in Addie’s stomach.

When a man starts prowling the Happy Valley grounds, claiming to be the great-nephew of a resident, Addie, Marwa, and Dickson soon stumble into a grand conspiracy involving the Manhattan Project, a shady weapons company, and the fate of the human race, in this smart, funny middle grade novel.

Praise For HOW TO SAVE A SUPERHERO:

“Featuring a cast whose distinct personalities are clearly built out, Freemans imaginative, suspenseful, and well-paced novel of intergenerational friendship will keep readers guessing.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Behind an uncommonly savvy, redoubtable protagonist, Freeman stocks her cast with a diverse array of equally vivacious characters, including as lively and hilarious a group of resident seniors as ever was. . . . A clever, lively romp.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A fun, fast read that’s full of surprises! Ever wonder what happens to super heroes when they get old? They live in retirement villages in Pennsylvania!

Addie and her mom are always moving around. When Addie’s mom lands a job at Happy Valley Village Retirement Community, Addie is sure this won’t last long either. Marwa’s mom also works there and Marwa tells Addie that Mr. Norris (grumpy resident the) used to be a super hero. Addie of course doesn’t believe it, but there have been some weird, unexplainable things that have happened. Addie, Marwa and Dickson (other friend) get thrown into a conspiracy involving the Manhattan Project and weapons. Can they save the human race?

I thought this book was whimsical and had a very unique plot. It was a fast paced read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the different personalities that the author gave each character. A phenomenal book that pre-teens, teens and adults can all enjoy. This was my first book I’ve read by Ruth Freeman, but definitely won’t be the last!

Huge thanks to Rock Star Book Tours and Holiday House for my gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

 

About Ruth Freeman:

Ruth Freeman is the author of One Good Thing About America, which received a Golden Kite Honor Award and was called a “touching novel” by School Library Journal. Ruth grew up in rural Pennsylvania but now lives in Maine where she teaches English language learners in an elementary school. 

 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of HOW TO SAVE A SUPERHERO, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/11/2021

YA Books Central

Excerpt

10/11/2021

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review

10/12/2021

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

10/12/2021

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

10/13/2021

Pick a good book

Excerpt

10/13/2021

The Momma Spot

Review

10/14/2021

Books Are Magic Too

Review

10/14/2021

two points of interedt

Review

10/15/2021

@enjoyingbooksagain

Review

10/15/2021

Jill Piscitello

Excerpt

Week Two:

10/18/2021

FyreKatz Blog

Review

10/18/2021

@coffeebooksandmascara

Review

10/19/2021

Locks, Hooks and Books

Review

10/19/2021

Phannie the Ginger Bookworm

Review

10/20/2021

Wonder Struck

Review

10/20/2021

Midnightbooklover

Review

10/21/2021

@abackwardsstory

Review

10/21/2021

onemused

Review

10/22/2021

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review

10/22/2021

@fictitious.fox

Review


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