This book is fantastic--it captures all of the best and essential elements that you would expect in a story about Spider-Man. Miles' struggle to understand himself--both as a superhero and as a teenager--is incredibly relatable, and his internal and external conflicts are well-developed and delivered in such a satisfying manner. If you liked Into the Spiderverse, you'll definitely want to read this!— Josh
Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man.
But lately, Miles's spidey-sense has been on the fritz. When a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, Miles begins to question his abilities. After all, his dad and uncle were Brooklyn jack-boys with criminal records. Maybe kids like Miles aren't meant to be superheroes. Maybe Miles should take his dad's advice and focus on saving himself.
As Miles tries to get his school life back on track, he can't shake the vivid nightmares that continue to haunt him. Nor can he avoid the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in history class, amidst his teacher's lectures on the historical benefits of slavery and the modern-day prison system. But after his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one that puts his friends, his neighborhood, and himself at risk.
It's time for Miles to suit up.
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"A thrilling joyride through the streets of Brooklyn. Jason Reynolds's fresh voice and unflinching truth-telling bring a whole new vitality to the Spider-Man story. Absolutely brilliant."—Daniel Jos? Older, New York Times best-selling author of Shadowshaper
"A must-read for any fan of Spider-Man."—Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of Miles Morales
"Equal parts hero and heart, this is the Spidey we want and need,"—Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Black Widow: Forever Red