Archvillain by Barry LygaArchvillain by Barry Lyga


byBarry Lyga

Paperback | June 1, 2011

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Critically acclaimed author Barry Lyga's hilarious superhero series returns!

Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was the night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School, preparing one of his most ingenious pranks yet.

Which is why he couldn't tell anyone where he was. Or what he saw.

Those lights everyone saw in the sky weren't tiny meteors burning up in the atmosphere. They were some kind of strange, supercooled plasma that bathed the entire field - including Kyle - in alien energies.

Unfortunately, the energies also brought Mighty Mike to Earth. Kyle is the only one who knows that Mighty Mike is an alien. Everyone else thinks that Mike is just some kid who stumbled into the field, got beefed up on meteor juice, lost his memory, and decided to start rescuing kittens from trees. But Kyle knows the truth. And he'll do anything in his power to stop Mighty Mike, even if it means being an Archvillain!

Barry Lyga is the author of Archvillain, the first novel of Kyle Camden's adventures. He's also the author of several critically acclaimed YA novels including The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, as well as its follow-up Goth Girl Rising; Boy Toy; and Hero Type. Barry lives in Brooklyn, New York. When he's not writing he...
Title:ArchvillainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.58 × 5.25 × 0.47 inPublished:June 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545196507

ISBN - 13:9780545196505

Appropriate for ages: 9


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Archvillain"Good, snide fun." -Kirkus Reviews "Who is the good guy and who is really the archvillain? Tune in next time." -School Library Journal"Lyga laces his story with ample humor . . . Readers will find plenty to ponder, from guessing Mike's true motivations to debating whether Kyle is a hero-or a villain in the making." -Publishers Weekly"Lyga displays a nice grasp of superhero tropes . . . that middle-grade boys should flock to with much enthusiasm." -Booklist