*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Belart Wright’s Average Joe and the Extraordinaires is a wonderful adventure story. Wright is incredible at creating vivid characters and putting them through their paces in a fast-paced adventure. There were a few instances where a clique was misused, the way someone learning a foreign language might use a phrase they hear a lot, understanding the meanings of individual words, but not the implications of the phrase as a whole. This would be helpful in creating foreign or alien characters, but it seemed to occur outside of dialogue as well. Some people might take a little while to get used to the script formatting of the dialogue, but I enjoyed that very much. Overall, this book was a great adventure that I would love to read aloud of a middle school class. I love that Joe had to make a decision about what kind of person he was going to be, and then worked hard to follow through with that decision. I highly recommend this.