Becoming Thuperman, Elgon Williams

Coming of Age, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Space Opera, Teen & Young Adult

What if you could take make believe and make it real?

It’s the summer of 1988 and little is normal about Will and Sandra, except for the name of their town, Normal, Illinois. The two precocious eight-year-olds share overactive imaginations, a love of baseball and genuine affection for each other. But over the course of a single, fateful week at the beginning of their summer vacation, the duo discovers budding superhero powers.

Each day is a new adventure and an excuse for them to get on their bikes and enjoy being kids. Down the street from where they live is a spooky old house. An elderly woman and her older brother live there along with an overly protective dog that barks at the kids, frightening them as they pass by the house on their bikes. Children in the neighborhood believe the old lady is actually a witch and the old house is haunted. And there’s a rumor that she keeps kids locked in her basement. 

Sandra helps Will overcome his lack of confidence. Will convinces Sandra to stand up to her mother and become what she wants to be. Together, the kids use a map/maze that Sandra created to explore their imaginations, taking a detour through a fantastic world where they serve as fairy royalty. But when reality rudely intrudes on their idyllic world, Will and Sandra unlock their true potential as a crime-fighting team when they are forced to save the day from two dangerous men.

Fantasy reads that features strong protagonists who discover incredible things and go on a journey is the definition of my perfect fantasy read. Becoming Thuperman is just this; an astonishing book that features two incredible protagonists who readers will be able to root for easily. Elgon Williams is a talented writer because his book managed to capture me from the very first page; his flawlessly executed story and well-imagined world combined with brilliant characterization make Becoming Thuperman a stellar read that should not be missed! The book market is awash with fantasy novels, and sadly I find that most of them are a little lackluster and lack originality. Becoming Thuperman, however, is incredibly original and stands out for me amongst the fantasy genre, that is why I would have to recommend this excellent book for all those that love fantasy and entertaining stories!

Becoming Thuperman will take its lucky readers back in time to 1988 in the summer and will be introduced to the two young protagonists of the story, Will and Sandra. Will and Sandra have ‘overactive imaginations,’ and they soon find that they have superhero powers… how brilliant is this book lovers! The reader will follow the paring as they discover their powers and go on a special quest and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Becoming Thuperman!

Elgon Williams has created a vivid, vibrant world that will take readers on a thrilling journey. His creation of the setting in Becoming Thuperman is simply mind-blowing, the rich, vivid descriptions of this place is enough to make a reader perfectly imagine the place and all that it holds. Readers who love to be effortlessly transported to another place will enjoy this book immensely because it does just this… flawlessly transport and capture a reader. I found myself attracted and intrigued from the first page, the author’s beautiful descriptions made me fall madly in love with this book.

The plot of Becoming Thuperman is thrilling and incredibly clever. I am beyond impressed by Elgon Williams’s raw talent and how he managed to flawlessly include so much depth into his novel; no stone was left unturned, not even once. The pacing of his story too was immaculate, and so I applaud him for his incredible talent. The story is unlike anything I have read or heard of before. This is because the story is wonderfully written and the plot perfectly executed. It is relentless, and that is how adventure books should be! I adore these kinds of books where they push the boundaries; it is daring, bold and frankly brilliant!  I always measure my likeness of a book on whether I find myself looking at the page number; if I do in fact do this, I know that the novel is taking its toll. However with Becoming Thuperman I never once found myself referring to the page number, and that is a sure sign that this book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly!

Elgon Williams can only be described as a talented wordsmith; I adored his writing which felt as if it was spiked with adrenaline and I adored the multi-layers of this story. This fantasy read was packed full of great and informative depth which is rare for this genre in my opinion. Williams’s characters, especially the protagonists of the novel was simply electric. Their narratives jumped off the page and made me want to read until I could not any more. They were such great protagonists that they compelled me to read and propelled the novel forward at the perfect pace.

To summarise my thoughts on the sensational novel that is Becoming Thuperman; I would say if you are a reader who is looking for a brilliant, action-packed book with a fast-paced, intriguing plot and flawlessly executed characters then this wonderful book is for you! Becoming Thuperman gets five stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much; I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Becoming Thuperman. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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Thank you for the review. I’m glad you liked the book. A question often asked is when the next book in the series is due out. It’s titled Homer Underby and will be out in early 2019, in time for baseball season and summer vacation, I hope. Publishers are notorious for delaying book releases, so, please don’t hold me to that prediction. It is with the editor, though, so I’m hopeful. The third and final book in the series is titled Thuperman and Cassandra. It will be out late 2019/early 2020. It is written. As for future projects involving Sandra… Read more »

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