Speed of Sight: A Superhero Adventure
Twelve-year-old Pete Plain is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret who lives in a crazy town called Jericho. On the last day of school, his friend Jack gives him a powerful but illegal comic book-not to read but to...
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Twelve-year-old Pete Plain is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret who lives in a crazy town called Jericho. On the last day of school, his friend Jack gives him a powerful but illegal comic book-not to read but to hide. That afternoon the school bully shoots Jack with toxic slime. Uncertain how to help him, Pete sneaks a peek at the comic and gets drawn into a different world. There he goes on an unforgettable adventure.
When Jack discovers what Pete has done, he takes the book from him. Pete wants it back, but the forces of evil that haunt his hometown are determined to keep it from him. When Pete glimpses the ghostly grizzly dividing his family, he knows he must do something to stop it. The author of the forbidden comic books gives Pete special gifts of super sight and super speed, but will the boy from the broken home fully use those gifts or will he let himself be overcome by the bitter malady known as Sadly Absent Dad Syndrome?
Much is at stake, for the slime is deadly, and catching the bullies behind it will prove to be no easy task.
- <p>ghost Town 1<br />terrorized 8<br />out Of This World 17<br />riding King Grizzly 20<br />the Trip Back Home 29<br />big Trouble, Blind Parents 35<br />speed Of Sight 42<br />the Comic Book Tunnel 50<br />two Sinister Plots 60<br />a Brand-new Power 67<br />unwelcome Visitor 74<br />stung 81<br />the Smear Campaign 86<br />the Perilous Pool 93<br />from Hero To Zero 100<br />the Girl In The Tower 106<br />the Need For More Than Speed 115<br />an Unexpected Turn Of Events 124<br />collapse Of The Dragon Master 132<br />the Creepy Side Of Town 137<br />the Speed Battle 147<br />home Again 154<br />pete&rsquo;s Biggest Challenge 159<br />just Desserts 166</p>