Miles Morales

Miles Morales 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 p

  • Title: Miles Morales
  • Author: Jason Reynolds
  • ISBN: 9781484787489
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 presti 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.

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    1. So I really like this author AND spiderman and so basically I had a webtastic time. And if you think that pun was forced and totally dumben you are 100% right my friend. But I have no shame. I basically haven't ever found a Miles Morales comic (even though this is a prose book!) so this was like my first intro AND I REALLY LIKED IT. I also really have no freaking clue why Marvel keeps remaking Peter Park when they could do Miles?!??!?!WHAT I LIKED:• It was really well written! I tell you, fien [...]

    2. Before reading this novel, I thought: COOL! A Black and Puerto Rican superhero slinging webs and saving lives! After reading, I think the same thing but MAN is there so much more to this book than that. Truthfully, I was expecting Spider-Man's regular antics, just with some brown skin beneath the spandex suit (silly me, though, right? This is a Jason Reynolds book. Obviously not going to be that cut and dry). What I HADN'T considered was that being a "superhero" would be a fundamentally differen [...]

    3. Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my request for a free digital copy in exchange for a review.Can I have sequel, please? Please make this a series! "Miles Morales" is my first foray into the world of Jason Reynolds and I am now and will forever be a full time resident. This book is nothing short of exceptional. Despite being a fan of Peter Parker (and Spiderman in general), I never quite got around to reading about Miles. I knew of him via word of mouth, I know that this is a w [...]

    4. I did not like this.This was not what I was expecting, it reads as a middle grade book and even when the book touches important topics, I felt that it did so in a very shallow way. The writing was it was quite juvenile and even when this book has very little Spider-Man and there's a lot of description of Miles's life, I still didn't grasp completely who he was and what he wanted. He might have been the weakest character in this book. I also haaated Ganke. Goddamn, what an annoying character.I mi [...]

    5. One of the worst books I've ever read. There is no plot or story. A Spider-Man book where nothing really happens except Miles goes to school for a week. We get no answers why this teacher is harassing Miles, why all these Mr. Chamberlains are targeting minority youths or why they are having the same dreams. The villain of the book is only in it for the last 20 pages. We get no resolution. Miles uses his powers in his civilian clothes to win a dance-off in a crowded subway car. Miles's dad is por [...]

    6. I loved this! Even though it was about a superhero it felt very real. Miles’s situation is one that many people are in and I feel like a lot of people could relate to his story. I also liked how this book touches upon the prison system and the effects it has. Overall, this book is a perfect blend of Spidey fun and real world issues.

    7. 4.5 starsSolid execution and a great introduction (for me) to the character of Miles Morales. I appreciated how Reynolds put the Spider-Man part on the back burner and gave us a (mostly) down-to-earth story about a (mostly) down-to-earth kid. The dialogue popped and while there may not have been a ton of action til the end, I was with it the whole way. Chamberlain called to mind Chapman of the Animorphs books -- another one of those creepy-teacher types. Crossover fanfic, anyone? Also, Miles' pa [...]

    8. AHHHHHHH. FINALLYNALLY one of these Marvel or DC tie-in books that I've ENJOYED. A LOT. LOVED. I hope there are more especially w the Miles animated movie coming out next? year. It's great because it reads like a Reynolds book that just happens to be about Spider-Man.

    9. 3.5In Miles Morales Spider-Man, we follow sixteen year old Black and Puerto Rican high school student Miles, who's also a Spider-Man. The story is focused on his daily life, managing different parts of his identities and trying to figure out who he is.I enjoyed reading the novel. It felt more like a contemporary than a Marvel story. Undoubtedly, Miles is Super Hero and he does help people and fight bad guys, but I felt the focus was on his daily life, on studying at school, on relationships with [...]

    10. I absolutely burned through this book in one setting. Jason Reynolds is a master of character development, and he's done such a fantastic job with Miles Morales. I haven't read the comics yet but this is a Spiderman I can get behind. Well-paced story, and love how the relationships, both family and friendship, are so well fleshed out. Looking forward to reading more of Miles in the future.

    11. Read this in one sitting. Loved all the characters, plus Reynolds' writing was so on point to what's currently going on. An important and thought-provoking Spider-Man and I am so overjoyed that Miles' Puerto Rican heritage wasn't erased.

    12. PHENOMENAL. The villain was sooooo effed up too omg. Great book about a Black+Puerto Rican superhero fighting his racist oppressors.

    13. This was deeper than I expected. Of course, I didn't know anything about the Miles Morales origin or legacy before starting the book. But it was less about Spider-Man and more about a kid trying to figure out who he really wants to be, and what kind of impact he wants to make on the world and his neighborhood. It's about finding pride (and strength) in where you come from, no matter what others think about it. This story was less about the action of being Spider-Man and more about the heart & [...]

    14. One of my favorite booksellers described this book as 25% Spider-Man and 75% Jason Reynolds, which is completely accurate. I absolutely LOVED Miles Morales and can't recommend it enough. What Jason does to transform the history and legacy of Miles in just 272 short pages is incredible. Miles is a 15 year old black-Puerto Rican youth with a whole lot going on and, oh, he also has the same powers as Spider-Man. The old mantra "with great power comes great responsibility" sounds great except when y [...]

    15. This was phenomenal. As both a comics nerd and a YA fan, I highly recommend this one. When I heard that Jason Reynolds was hired to write the Miles book, I was so on board knowing his amazing writing. And I'm so happy that my initial instinct wasn't wrong at all, as Reynolds' writing truly brought Miles to life in a phenomenal way. The voice was spectacular and the pacing was fast-paced. This is definitely a book I'll be recommending to literally everyone.

    16. I expected this to be an incredibly fast-paced and action packed read but it really wasn't. And I needed some time to get used to it. In the end, I loved the writing and I loved how family oriented this book was. Full review to come.

    17. 3.5 starsThis wasn't my favorite superhero YA novel, but it definitely wasn't bad. I think my biggest gripe is that we don't really get to see Miles actually being Spiderman. And while I do enjoy reading about his everyday life and being in school, I just wish there had been a little bit more action. I do appreciate that Miles' parents are involved in his life and trying to instill in him to be the very best he can be. I appreciate that his father punished him for being suspended by making him g [...]

    18. I'm going to attempt to be eloquent, but this book made me cry and I loved it so I had to write something on here. Something important to note, I got to read it because a friend got it at BEA/BookCon and lent it to me. ALSO IMPORTANT, I love Spider-Man, full stop. He's always been one of my favorite superheroes ever since I was a kid, so to read a book about Spider-Man and Miles Morales?? Yes?? Of course, please, thank you.Jason Reynolds has given Miles so much voice in this book and it's such a [...]

    19. Sometimes we think that once someone develops super powers they are a superhero and stop being a human being--but there's a reason this book is called Miles Morales and not Spider-Man. This is a book about a teen with superpowers, and it never forgets that there are real life consequences to zipping through the streets, to missing school or schoolwork because you're the only one with your powers. Spider-Man is a title not a tone, and this is a welcome relief after the trillions of Peter Parker f [...]

    20. Since I have no personal interest in Spider-Man or superheroes of any kind, it was perfectly natural for me to read this book after Laela reserved it on my card without telling me what it was or why I should read it. I can tell you that I still have a pronounced lack of enthusiasm for superheroes, but Miles Morales is proof that these spandex-clad men still have interesting stories to be told, as long as you have socially-conscious, talented authors like Jason Reynolds telling them.Let me tell y [...]

    21. Miles Morales is a highly anticipated and thoroughly engrossing story to add to the Spiderman franchise. I am highly convinced that Jason Reynolds can do no wrong when it comes to writing intriguing tales that provoke conversation and this novel proves it. To read the rest of my review and to see an interview of Jason Reynolds at San Diego Comic Con click here.

    22. Miles Morales is a 16 year old boy whose secret identity leads him down a forked road repeatedly. Does he choose to live the ordinary life of a young man, or will his sense of responsibility to his community shape his destiny. I read this book in one day. Couldn't put it down. I loved the poetic aspects, deep character exploration, and family dynamics in the story. I really loved how Mr. Reynolds blended the superhero narrative with a social commentary on the importance of mental fortification f [...]

    23. I’m truly disappointed with this book! Nothing happens throughout the whole book! Some very good plots happen but without any resolution. Miles uses his powers to win a dance off in a train and that’s about as much spider action as we get. The only reason I have two stars is because I love the concept of Spider-Man (more like spider boy in this book) being black and puertorriqueño.

    24. I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.Whether you're familiar with Miles Morales as Spider-Man or not, this book really does have something for everyone. Jason Reynolds really brings Miles Morales to life and I'm pleased to be able to recommend this book to patrons and colleagues alike. We are not pincushions.We are not punching bags.We are people.We are Spider-Man!

    25. Nicola Yoon's quote on the jacket perfectly sums this one up: "A thought-provoking, funny, and essential Spider-Man."

    26. I was skeptical about this, but was wrong to be wary. I love that, as a reader, I was treated as someone who understands the lore of Spider-Man; no need for an origin story, even for this "new" hero. I also love that I could just embrace Miles as a teen vigilante (and as an authentic, believable teen/person, period) from page one. The mystery works, too. This is the kind of fun, adventurous book that you can crack open to tune out the rest of the world, and it's not without its relevant politica [...]

    27. Also posted at Short & Lazy Book Reviews.I gave this a solid three stars because that’s what it feels like. I like the book, but it’s nothing incredible or mind blowing. It’s an important book that will mean a lot to many people (I wish I’d had this when I was still a teen growing up in NY!), but for me right now, it’s just a solid book.We follow Miles as he deals with being a high school kid, having a crush on a girl, worrying about his parents’ financial issues, wondering if he [...]

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