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Archvillain

By Barry Lyga   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545196505 Paperback
192 Pages | 5.25" x 7.58" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545196499 Hardcover
192 Pages | 5.72" x 8.56" | Ages 9 to 11

Critically acclaimed author Barry Lyga's hilarious superhero series returns!

Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was the night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School, preparing one of his most ingenious pranks yet.

Which is why he couldn't tell anyone where he was. Or what he saw.

Those lights everyone saw in the sky weren't tiny meteors burning up in the atmosphere. They were some kind of strange, supercooled plasma that bathed the entire field — including Kyle — in alien energies.

Unfortunately, the energies also brought Mighty Mike to Earth. Kyle is the only one who knows that Mighty Mike is an alien. Everyone else thinks that Mike is just some kid who stumbled into the field, got beefed up on meteor juice, lost his memory, and decided to start rescuing kittens from trees. But Kyle knows the truth. And he'll do anything in his power to stop Mighty Mike, even if it means being an Archvillain!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Archvillain

"Good, snide fun." —Kirkus Reviews

"Who is the good guy and who is really the archvillain? Tune in next time." —School Library Journal

"Lyga laces his story with ample humor . . . Readers will find plenty to ponder, from guessing Mike's true motivations to debating whether Kyle is a hero—or a villain in the making." —Publishers Weekly

"Lyga displays a nice grasp of superhero tropes . . . that middle-grade boys should flock to with much enthusiasm." —Booklist