The Accidental Hero

The Accidental Hero

Paperback - 2011
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All Jack Blank knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby's Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost, an orphanage that sinks more and more into the swampland of New Jersey with each passing year. His aptitude tests project him as spending a long, unhappy career as a toilet brush cleaner. His only chance at escape comes through the comic books donated years ago to the orphanage that he secretly reads in the dark corners of the library. Everything changes one icy gray morning when Jack receives two visitors that alter his life forever. The first is a deadly robot straight out of one of his comic books that tries its best to blow him up. The second is an emissary from a secret country called the Imagine Nation, an astonishing place where all the fantastic and unbelievable things in our world originate - including Jack. Jack soon discovers that he has an amazing ability--one that could make him the savior of the Imagine Nation and the world beyond, or the biggest threat they've ever faced.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2011
ISBN: 9781416995623


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Jul 16, 2016

This book was noteworthy. I like how the main character goes from being slightly hated to being liked. Also I enjoyed how the author introduced many different characters who both dislike and liked the protagonist. Overall, this was a great book.

Nov 22, 2013

This is an amazing, descriptive and surprising book. It has an EPIC story line! This book is about a boy named Jack. He is an orphan but one day a character from his favorite comic book comes into reality! He is a rustove. If you don't know what a rustove is, read and find out.. or should I tell you. Nah, it will just spoil the book. I read this book in grade four and my brother read it in grade six and he still loved it. I would recommend this book to kids who like adventure books and fictional books.

Jul 30, 2012

EPIC. The second is even better. This is one of the best books I have ever read

Jul 08, 2012

A worthy addition to the "I want to be the next JK Rowling" ranks. A nice twist with an Empire Strikes Back touch.

May 01, 2012

Amazing book
Pootis despencer here


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