Have You Heard About… Hilo

… the boy with super powers? I’m sure you’ve heard of lots of different ones, but none of them are like Judd Winick’s Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. DJ comes from a big family, and all of his siblings are amazing at something. DJ’s the kid in the middle, and he thinks he’s just sort of … boring. Then Hilo falls out of the sky, and DJ’s life becomes more exciting than he could ever imagine.

HiloUnfortunately, the fall knocked out most of Hilo’s memories. Fortunately, he has almost endless energy and enthusiasm for everything around him. DJ helps him out, finding him food and clothes, taking him to school. (One advantage of a big, busy family is that it’s easy to hide an extra kid!) Hilo’s memory starts to come back, partly triggered by the things that followed him to Earth.

This great book is a hilarious, adrenaline-fueled rush from beginning to end. I can’t wait for book two (especially after that cliffhanger ending)!

Reviewed by Fran (staff)