Miles Morales

Miles Morales

Spider-Man

Book - 2017
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"Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins."

Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man.

But lately, Miles's spidey-sense has been on the fritz. When a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, Miles begins to question his abilities. After all, his dad and uncle were Brooklyn jack-boys with criminal records. Maybe kids like Miles aren't meant to be superheroes. Maybe Miles should take his dad's advice and focus on saving himself.

As Miles tries to get his school life back on track, he can't shake the vivid nightmares that continue to haunt him. Nor can he avoid the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in history class, amidst his teacher's lectures on the historical "benefits" of slavery and the importance of the modern-day prison system. But after his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one that puts his friends, his neighborhood, and himself at risk.

It's time for Miles to suit up.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Marvel, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781484787489
Branch Call Number: YA REY
Characteristics: 261 p. ;,22 cm
Alternative Title: At head of title: Marvel

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aktacdol
Jul 26, 2018

Without being too obvious, this book asks some deep questions: Can a super hero take down white supremacy? Is racism really some evil mortal villain? What responsibility do you have for the community you come from?

I wish this book had a little more action, but I enjoyed the drama of this young spider man as he navigates home and an elite private boarding school. I have lots of love for his friend/side-kick, this cool Korean kid, that gets way more depth then Spiderman Homecoming's Filipino side-kick that spends the whole time being a fan boy.

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

Just a teen trying to get his homework done, make his parents proud, ask out his crush, and, ya know, be Spiderman. NOT an origin story (thank goodness!)

KevinELPL Jan 19, 2018

I generally prefer superhero books to be more about the character and less about the fisticuffs. However, this book was so much about Miles Morales & his adolescent troubles that the Spider-Man element felt completely tacked on. In fact, I think it would have been a lot better if the character had been a regular teenager and not Spider-Man at all.
For a story firmly planted in the Marvel Universe but full of great characters and a well-developed plot, watch "Spider-Man: Homecoming" instead.

LPL_MeredithW Jan 08, 2018

This book is an excellent take on Miles Morales, letting him be a teenager just as much as a superhero. There's a lot going on in the book, and it's the the author's credit that it all comes together so well. This one's going straight to my Staff Picks.

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ElektroZ
Jan 07, 2018

Great book! I was searching for something intriguing and thought that I should try this, it being a best-seller and all. Most of the book is suspenseful and just describing the life of the average teenager with a good and very funny friend. The book is 100% "clean" so there's nothing to be scared of when you pick it up. A couple of serious topics but that's it. If you want something adventurous and funny, here it is. Spider-Man is truly here.

JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

Absolutely brilliant!! This is such a great novelisation that you forget about the superhero tie in, because Miles could be any teen worried about if he'll be good or bad, and whether the girl he likes likes him back. Very timely and well done, teens will enjoy this one!

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