The Ables by Jeremy Scott was AWESOME!!! It brought me back to being a 12 year old again, laying in bed and eating pretzels while being immersed in a good book. What stuck out in my mind was that the main character and all of his friends are in some way disabled. But, that doesn’t stop them from living their best lives while trying to save the world in the process.
Phillip has to learn not only how to navigate a new school in an unfamiliar town, but also how to use powers he didn’t even know he possessed. He makes intelligent choices with the mind of an adolescent, staying true to character without alienating the reader with blatantly poor decision making. When a social injustice is hurled his way for no other reason than for being blind, he and friends stand up and fight for a coveted spot in the SuperSim, a real-life superhero simulation. But, when things turn out differently than they expected, the pre-teens end up with concerns much bigger than a city-wide competition. When Phillip is forced to make a decision between being a hero, avoiding a personal tragedy, or siding with an evil rooted in his own blood, he makes the only decision possible… With the worst curse word in this book being ‘Hell’, I recommend it for all ages 10 and older.