Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike JungGeeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities

byMike JungIllustratorMike Maihack

Hardcover | October 1, 2012

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A SUPER funny, SUPER fast-paced, SUPER debut!

Vincent Wu is Captain Stupendous's No. 1 Fan, but even he has to admit that Captain Stupendous has been a little off lately. During Professor Mayhem's latest attack, Captain Stupendous barely made it out alive-although he did manage to save Vincent from a giant monster robot. It's Vincent's dream come true...until he finds out Captain Stupendous's secret identity: It's Polly Winnicott-Lee, the girl Vincent happens to have a crush on.

Captain Stupendous's powers were recently transferred to Polly in a fluke accident, and so while she has all of his super strength and super speed, she doesn't know how to use them, and she definitely doesn't know all the strengths and weaknesses of his many nemeses. But Vincent and his friends are just the right fan club to train up their favorite superhero before he (she?) has to face Professor Mayhem again. And if they make it through this battle for the safety of Copperplate City, Vincent might just get up the courage to ask Polly on a date.

Mike Jung is an active blogger, parent, and SCBWI member, and lives in Oakland, California. This is his first novel. Mike Maihack is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design. He lives in Tampa, Florida. Find him online at
Title:Geeks, Girls, and Secret IdentitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.52 × 5.72 × 1.08 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545335485

ISBN - 13:9780545335485


Read from the Book

From Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities"CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS!" I yelled, swiveling my head and pointing up. There was a sharp whoosh overhead, followed by the sound of fabric whipping in the wind. A roar went up from the crowd."Time to take care of business, baby!" I yelled.The robot turned and raised its fists as Stupendous flew straight at its chest."AH, THERE YOU ARE!" Professor Mayhem sounded insanely cheerful to see Stupendous."Game over, baby," somebody in the crowd shouted. "Watch, it's gonna be over with one punch!"Whoever said it was wrong, though, because the robot swung one big metal fist and hit Stupendous face-first with a loud CLANG. Stupendous flew sideways, spun around and crashed into the building across the street.Just like that, everyone quit cheering. George, Max and I stood there with our mouths hanging open."What just happened?" George said.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities"With snappy and authentic dialogue, layered plotting, full-on science, and sweet preteen romance, Jung's boisterous debut is a winner. Here's hoping we haven't seen the last of this bunch." -Booklist"Debut author Jung smartly balances adventure and comedy in a story about (unwanted) power and responsibility that pokes fun at superhero conventions along the way... Jung's fast-paced storytelling, filled with comics-inspired gadgetry and sound effects, makes the story's action sequences come alive." -Publishers Weekly"[T]his is a genuinely new sort of superhero story, and it will surprise even people who are tired of sound effects and capital letters." -Kirkus Reviews"This classic fanboy fantasy hits all the right notes . . . The dialogue is witty, the plotting clever, and the sentiments are right on target for the age group . . . Readers who enjoy stories about superheroes, underdogs, and friendship skirmishes will all find something to like here." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books