The Adventures of a Wimpy Superhero Rise of the Loser by Tim Collins


The Adventures of a Wimpy Superhero Rise of the Loser by Tim Collins

Josh Walker is an ordinary teenage nerd. But when he puts his costume on, he is transformed into an ordinary teenage nerd with a costume on. After years of watching superhero movies, reading comics and fantasizing about being a crime-fighter, he decides to become one. First of all he needs a superhero name, a superhero costume and some superpowers. Then he needs to find some crime to fight. His diary chronicles his valiant attempts to make the world a better place and, armed with only plastic handcuffs and stink bombs, and stuck with his dependable but incompetent sidekick, Henry, Josh becomes embroiled in a dark world of crime, armed gangs and people illegally parking in disabled spaces. Accompanied by hilarious illustrations throughout, The Adventures of a Wimpy Superhero tells the story of the everyday dilemmas of superheroes in the real world through the hilarious diary of a fifteen-year-old boy. It asks the big questions, such as: Why would someone want to fight crime? Wouldn't they get in the way of police (and school) work? Why would a tight-fitting Lycra costume help? Will Josh rise to the challenge and become a genuine hero? Or will he go home and hide under his bed?


Funny and exciting, this is a great choice for reluctant readers. School Library Journal

About the Author

Tim Collins is originally from Manchester, but now lives in London. He is the author of over thirty books including Wimpy Vampire, Cosmic Colin and Dorkius Maximus. His books have been translated into over twenty languages and he has won the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award and Manchester Fiction City.

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224 pages


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Publication date

24th September 2015



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