Blue Beetle

Written by John Rogers

Reviewed by Josh (age 9)

The book is about a teenager named Jaime who is the Blue Beetle. He defeats the villains that try to get a hold of him, but they never will because he has friends that have his back. A scary villain comes along and tries to fight the Blue Beetle because he thinks that he was the one who made him into a villain. His friend gets a milk jug and mixes potions to blow up the scary villain. Then they start packing to go on a road trip because they are looking for this energy to defeat the villains who are trying to rule the world. They find all this information, and now the villains want their energy to defeat the Blue Beetle. One of Blue Beetleís friends gets transported to a jungle. Little monsters come out and theyíre eating her for her blood. Then this warlord comes along and tries to defeat the little creatures that are eating her. The Blue Beetle comes and tries to defeat the warlord because he doesnít know that he is trying to help his friend. In the end, Blue Beetle and his friends come alone to fight these spider-like creatures, and they win. In the end, this alien, the Negotiator, comes along and says to Blue Beetle and his friends that it is time to save the earth!

The book was good because the good superhero was beating the bad one and keeping them away from the humans. With Blue Beetleís team, the bad villains wouldnít get the Blue Beetleís energy. The Blue Beetle was facing as many villains as he can, so I think he is a good superhero that keeps the villains in jail to stop their destruction from happening.

I think Blue Beetle is a character that is a human being who has gone through a lot of things, such as fighting villains and going through a lot with his family. I think he is nice as the main character, and I think whoever made this story made the Blue Beetle great.

When the Blue Beetle and his friends come along this code, they have to break the code up into pieces and follow each step one by one. So thatís why the world for them will never be the same because they have to fight villains and go through everything that they have never experienced in their life.

I think Blue Beetle would survive fighting these villains and he knows that his friends have his back. They come upon this alien that joins their team and wants to save the earth with them. I like that the book is exciting and I like the reactions from the villains and the superheroes. But most of all, I like when the superheroes save the Earth. What I donít like about the book is when the good guys donít realize that they fight these villains that are not exactly on the bad side. They donít know that some of the villains are good villains.

When they unite together to fight the villains, I donít like when the superheroes die. This robot, who was a bad robot, who took on the superheroes and the superheroes, took their chance to kill the robot and they won. This is an example of when the superheroes die, and I donít like when they die.

I would recommend this book to kids of all ages and grown ups because this book has excitement, extremeness, and hero action. In this action-packed book, you will be wanting to see the next chapter, and I would recommend this book to my friends and my brother because my friends and my brother love comics. When we all get comics we canít wait to see what is in them, and we love when things turn out right in the story. We also like when the superhero saves the day from the evil goons on the street. The superheroes love when things turn out right all the time. When things turn out right, they donít have to worry about anything. I also know one more person who loves all of this, my best friend Jamyl.

I would not recommend this book to people who bully people for their lunch money because they would not like this book. I would recommend this book to my family because my family likes comics. They like funny comics and I would recommend this book to my grandma because she takes care of me as my mother does. She raised my mother good, to have respect to other people. My grandma is like a superhero.

Josh is a member in New York Cares/Island School Reading Club's Fun Club (2009-2010)