Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I reviewed Launch by Jason Joyner
I got a kick out of the story. This is a truly fun genesis story of some interesting superheroes. If you don't like superheroes, you won't like this either, most likely. I'm often surprised when I read in a genre I don't like and find that I have again found an exception to my dislike. You might here, too.
Anyway, the kids are likable and the action is fast. The book felt much like the movie Circle in some ways. I sometimes chafed at the overexplaining that went on occasionally, but then I would remind myself who the intended audience is: teenagers. The author's care to make sure the reader always knows what is going on means the reader is not likely to get lost.
I highly recommend this book for the teenager in your life who likes Marvel movies.