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Publisher's Summary

"Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins."

Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider-Man.

But lately Miles' Spidey sense has been on the fritz. When a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, Miles begins to question his abilities. After all, his dad and uncle were Brooklyn jack-boys with criminal records. Maybe kids like Miles aren't meant to be superheroes. Maybe Miles should take his dad's advice and focus on saving himself.

As Miles tries to get his school life back on track, he can't shake the vivid nightmares that continue to haunt him. Nor can he avoid the relentless buzz of his Spidey sense every day in history class, amid his teacher's lectures on the historical benefits of slavery and the importance of the modern-day prison system. But after his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one that puts his friends, his neighborhood, and himself at risk.

It's time for Miles to suit up.

©2017 Jason Reynolds (P)2017 Listening Library

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"You Are Just Like Me"

A haunting line that resonates through the book, resulting in expertly crafted and truly intimate tension. Reynolds managed to capture Miles's psyche and struggles, bringing social issues into the personal world of a super hero. Very relevant in today's America, the book presents antagonists that reflect a real and looming threat in contemporary society.

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It had a good plot and It also had a deep story. I like the charecters because they felt real. Overall really good book.

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Made Me A Miles Morales spiderman fan

awesome story. my first experience with Miles Morales Spiderman. made me a fan. i wish they had more spidy books on here

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A gripping social commentary for all to enjoy.....

Not just a story about Spider Man but a story about being worth more than your current environment assumes. Many examples of systemic racism and the correct responses necessary to make the world a better place.

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An unnecessary bit of words and phrases make this a PG-13 listen.

The narrator did not bring enough life and personality to the teenage or adult voices and many tertiary characters fell flat

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One word: AMAZING

The book was an amazing coming of age super hero story. Focusing more on Miles than Spider-Man, I didn’t mind the lack of action. You will get to discover Miles’ self and a roller coaster ride of turns that will have you listening! Overall, Great listen!

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Brooklyn then The Planet

This was a great listen. The writing brilliantly drops us into Miles’s world, painting a familiar picture of the socially awkward teenaged genius web-slinger but with cultural awareness of being a minority in current day Brooklyn and all the weight that comes with it.

I can’t wait for more of Brooklyn’s Spider-man.

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More Miles than Spidey...

This book definitely focuses more on Miles Morales's civilian background than it does on him being Spider-Man, so if you're looking forward to a ton of web-slinging action, you're gonna have a bad time. But, if that's inconsequential to you, this book will give you a great insight on the environment that Miles grew up in, and his motivations for doing what he does.

Reynolds does an excellent job of depicting the attitude of a teenager in the process of discovering himself and his role in society. This book has plenty of humor, but it also tackles serious topics like racism, and the school-to-prison pipeline well.

Furthermore, Lockard's voice acting brought the characters to life, and it was difficult to stop listening. I couldn't recommend this book more to both current fans of Miles Morales and people who are just discovering him. Whether you're a kid or an adult, it's a good read.

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On the Nose!

I always thought the "School to Prison Pipeline" was a metaphor. But apparently they took it very literal.

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It was great!. However…

I would have liked a more conclusive ending with the relationships between everybody. At the end of the book it made me feel like there should have been at least another few pages. But over all the best superhero novel that I've read And the voice acting and reading was unmatched by anything else I've heard. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is even remotely a superhero fan or not a superhero fan and just likes a really good book.

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Instant Classic

I rate fiction books and movies the same way: 1) Would I watch/read again 2)Would I spend money to watch/read again 3) Would I own a personal copy to keep. This a is one of the few books that have received YES to questions 1-3. Spider-Man has been and will always be in my top 5 superheroes. I love how aurthor Jason Reynolds created this story is such a different way and brought a depth of meaning that keeps adult readers like myself engaged. The performance from Guy Lockard made me feel as though I was in Brooklyn. Awesome Job and Inloom forward to listening/reading about Miles Morales: Spider-Man.