Release date: November 28th 2013
Maci Might's sixteenth birthday is supposed to be the day she's awarded Hero status. But thanks to a tiny anger problem and a questionable family tree, King City's elders think it's best if she doesn't join the Hero ranks. Determined to change their minds, Maci will break whatever rule it takes to prove she's Hero material. As her hair darkens and her anger grows, everyone turns against her except Evan; a childhood friend turned scientist who may be able to unlock the secrets hidden in her DNA.
When a villain attacks King City and her dad is held prisoner, Maci discovers a truth she refuses to believe. She may not be a Hero after all—but this time the Heroes of King City need her more than she needs them. And she won't let them down.
The Books that Inspired me to be an Author
By Cheyanne Young, author of POWERED
When I was in 5th grade my school had an Accelerated Reading program where we earned points for reading books and taking a test on them. I was lucky enough to have an English teacher who owned every single Babysitter’s Club book…I think it was around 300 books at that time. I quickly became addicted to the characters and before the school year was over, I had read every one. (Plus I tried to start a babysitting business, but that’s another story)
There was something I loved about reading several books with the same characters and that was the feeling of knowing the character and caring about them. The girls in the Babysitter’s Club were my friends and I couldn’t wait to read the next edition to their story. When I think about what prompted me to be a writer as an adult, I always go back to the memories of devouring every Ann Martin book on my 5th grade teacher’s shelf. Reading is a way to relax and escape and to me, the best escape is when you’re reading about an old friend.
These books, along with many others, inspired me to create characters that people will care about. For me, reading isn’t about discovering a story; it’s about connecting with a character and experiencing their story through them. I will probably never write 300 books about the same characters, but I do take my readers through a personal journey with my characters and I hope they feel as connected to them as I do.
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