Power Up

by Sam Nisson

On Sale: 02/23/2021

Power Up

by Sam Nisson

illustrated by Darnell Johnson

On Sale: 02/23/2021


About the Book

This inventive graphic novel that unfolds online and IRL takes readers from the halls of middle school, to epic robot video game battles, and back again.

Miles and Rhys know each other only as Gryphon and Backslash, and in the video game Mecha Melee they’re an unstoppable team. They’re the best friends they’ve got, online or in the real world, and they don’t even realize they go to the same middle school.
But real-life wrongdoing blasts their duo into a crater the size of Arcticon. With life online and off a complete mess and BattleCon—and the Every Game Ever tournament—just weeks away, can the boys play their way back to each other?

Critical Praise

"Bright, vivid colors and varied layouts communicate the intensity, high stakes, and drama of the video game sequences, making them all the more immersive. In the midst of the action, at the story’s core is a sensitive narrative about the desire to find belonging. A high-scoring power combo of fast-action gaming and real-life friendship."—Kirkus Reviews   "Bold, colorful artwork full of dynamic action and an inclusive cast of characters make this graphic novel a quick and engaging read.... A fun and heartening story that shows that a new best friend could be right around the corner."—Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358325659
  • ISBN 10: 035832565X
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 02/23/2021
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price:18.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Technology
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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