The Accidental Hero

The Jack Blank Adventures, Book 1: Written by Matt Myklusch

Jack Blank is a boy who doesn’t even know his last name. He lives in the Home for Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost. When Jack gets attacked by a Robo-Zombie he finds himself considered even beyond the help of the Home for the Hopeless. When he gets rescued by a mysterious person, he finds himself whisked off to Imagine Nation. There he is trained to become a hero to fight off the looming alien invasion. Will he learn the truth about who he is and how he is linked to Imagine Nation? Will he be able to stop the alien invasion?

This is a fun, fast-paced adventure for science fiction fans. The characters are likable and well-developed. The plot is unique and has lots of great plot twists. Reluctant readers fans of science fiction, adventure, and action will enjoy reading this book.

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr. High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4 and Up

The Jack Blank Adventures, Book 1
The Accidental Hero (a.k.a. Jack Blank and Imagine Nation)
Written by Matt Myklusch
470 pages
Release Date: April 26, 2011
ISBN: 9781416995623 (paperback)

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