Blog Tour + Giveaway + Review: Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller

Welcome to our tour stop for CAPTAIN SUPERLATIVE hosted by Rockstar Book Tours
Title: Captain Superlative
Author: J.S. Pullet
Pub. Date: May 8, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Age: (Upper) Middle Grade
"Have no fear, citizens! Captain Superlative is here to make all troubles disappear!"
Red mask, blue wig, silver swimsuit, rubber gloves, torn tights, high top sneakers and . . . a cape? Who would run through the halls of Deerwood Park Middle School dressed like this? And why?

Janey-quick to stay in the shadows-can't resist the urge to uncover the truth behind the mask. The answer pulls invisible Janey into the spotlight and leads her to an unexpected friendship with a superhero like no other. Fearless even in the face of school bully extraordinaire, Dagmar Hagen, no good deed is too small for the incomparable Captain Superlative and her new sidekick, Janey.

But superheroes hold secrets and Captain Superlative is no exception. When Janey unearths what's truly at stake, she's forced to face her own dark secrets and discover what it truly means to be a hero . . . and a friend.

This book made me want to go out and help everybody. Captain Superlative inspired me as much as she inspires everyone she comes across. This novel has so many themes and moral teachings such as helping others, mindfulness, the importance of friendship, family - all things that honestly, can serve as lessons for us adults as well. And all this is done without being preachy.

Janey is the quiet type. She's so unnoticeable that she refers to herself being like "air." If she just keeps her head down and keep herself from standing out in any way, she can get through school without being picked on by the school's biggest bully, Dagmar Hagan (what a name!). Instead, Janey stands idly by even when she sees her friend Paige be bullied by Dagmar. Those moments were so heartbreaking because it was hard because I wanted Janey to DO something or Paige to STAND UP for herself.

But things begin to change the day Captain Superlative whizzes through the hallways of Deerwood Park Middle. No one knows her true identity and she wears a costume with a cape. She's out to help the "citizens!" by opening doors, providing study guides to everyone, and always being available to lend a helping hand when needed - even standing up to Dagmar Hagan! This gets really interesting because Dagmar Hagman is slowly dethroned and as Captain Superlative makes friends with Janey and Paige, they too are inspired to help and start to feel more empowered.

But everyone has a secret: from Paige, to Dagmar, to Captain Superlative herself! This is a sad one, so be forewarned. But its such a delicate, beautiful story that should be read by everyone because I think we could all use a Captain Superlative in our life.

As always, happy reading!

J. S. Puller a playwright and debut author from the Windy City, Chicago. She has a master's degree in elementary education and a bachelor's degree in theatre from Northwestern University. She is an award-winning member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and is actively involved in researching the social-emotional benefits of arts education with the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. When not writing, she can usually be found in the theatre. Her play, WOMEN WHO WEAVE, was published by Playscripts, Inc.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of CAPTAIN SUPERLATIVE, US Only.
Good luck!

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