12-year-old Daniel moves to a new town, and is immediately befriended by local kids. Nothing about his new friends is ordinary however… They can fly, conduct electricity with their hands, turn invisible, and a bunch of other cool superhero tricks. They use these powers to do good deeds in secret in their small town. All are dreading the day they turn 13, because that is when their super powers will fade away, as will all their memories of having them in the first place. Daniel is determined to help his new friends retain their special powers, so he begins investigating why the kids’ powers have started to disappear… What he discovers is a huge conspiracy involves an ancient meteor strike, and comic book from World War II, a mysterious witch who produces green flames with her hands, and Danny himself (who has no powers of his own).
Written and recommended by the staff of the Downers Grove Public Library.