Mayhem and Madness
Chronicles of a Teenaged Supervillain
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Bailey is a pretty average sixteen-year-old in a pretty average town. He runs track, gets decent grades, and has an unrequited crush. So what is a super-powered flying suit of computerized armor doing twenty feet under his boring suburban home? Bailey needs to know where it came from, if it belonged to his long-missing father, and most importantly, if it can be used to bring his dad back.
This lightning-fast adventure inspired by classic comic book tales pushes a good kid to his limits and questions the difference between a hero and a villain. One day he's getting beat up by the captain of the football team, the next day he's robbing banks on Fifth Avenue, stealing diamonds from Tiffany's, and zooming through aerial dogfights. But how much bad is Bailey willing to do to bring his dad home safely?
For fans of Iron Man, superhero stories, and dark humor.
An ILA-CBC Young Adults' Choice!
Praise For Mayhem and Madness: Chronicles of a Teenaged Supervillain…
"Bailey's comically honest narrative voice will pull readers along for the adventure with its endlessly engaging style. Dauber's debut novel offers a hero's journey from the perspective of a villain, perfect for fans of superhero stories in search of something new."—Booklist
"the high-flying action and military-grade violence are a selling point in and of themselves for this novel, which ends with some suggestion of more Mayhem to come."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Holiday House, 9780823442553, 304pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2019