For as long as he can remember, 14-year-old Joshua Blevins has wanted to be a superhero. He has the brains, the passion, and the heart. There's only one problem: he doesn't have any superpowers. But Josh isn't about to let that stop him.
Determined not to give up on his dream, Josh enlists the aid of his mentor, Captain Fearless, a retired costumed adventurer, to gain entrance to the Burlington Academy for the Superhuman under the false identity of Chance Fortune - a superhuman with the power of having unnaturally good luck.
Masquerading as Chance, Josh rises among the ranks of his fellow students at the Academy, eventually becoming the leader of his own combat team, the Outlaws. Together, Chance and his teammates Psy-Chick, Shocker, Gothika, Space Cadet, Iron Maiden, and Private Justice make new friends, battle new enemies, and ultimately find themselves caught up in a struggle for the fate of the universe. Can Chance and the Outlaws save the universe - and survive their freshman year?
©2011 Shane Berryhill (P)2011 Shane Berryhill
"A strong echo of The Incredibles runs through Berryhill's debut. Readers… hungry for another semihumorous / semiserious school setting, and lovers of superhero stories in general, will delight in this first volume in the Adventures of Chance Fortune series." (Publishers Weekly)
"Berryhill’s debut novel kicks off an engrossing series… that takes formulas both old and new and gives them a zippy twist." (VOYA)
Chance Fortune and the Outlaws is an official selection of the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age, the Texas Lone Star Reading List, and Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader Program. All 2012 direct author proceeds will go to benefit the Read 20 Program, an organization devoted to promoting the cause of literacy among children. Since 2006 Read 20 distributed over 65,000 books; interacted with over 43,123 children; confirmed at least 23,680 adults reading with children every day and provided resources and training for 1,277 teachers in public schools and day cares. For more information about Read 20, visit their website. For more information about Chance Fortune, visit the author's website, or find the author, Shane Berryhill, on Facebook and Twitter where he loves to interact with friends and fans.
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Nick Sullivan's performance was outstanding, as always. He is one of the new audio book rock stars!
He was not chosen by destiny. He had no higher calling. But that would not stop CHANCE FORTUNE! Now on available on audio, CHANCE FORTUNE AND THE OUTLAWS is a 'coming of age' thrill ride in the traditions of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and the X-men.
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