Billy Hooten: Owlboy
by Tom Sniegoski
Review by Drew Bittner
Yearling Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0440421802
Date: 24 July 2007 List Price $5.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The kickoff of a new series for young readers by Thomas E. Sniegoski (Fallen), this is the story of Billy Hooten who may be a hero -- if he isn't grounded by his folks or beaten up by the school bully first! From official release/information:
Book Description: Billy Hooten is a weird kid. He gets beat up a lot, and spends the rest of his time doggedly trying to build a robot. One day, Billy Hooten hears a cry for help coming from the cemetery that borders his backyard. Against his better judgment, he runs toward it. And after that, everything changes for Billy Hooten. Because Billy Hooten, you see, is Owlboy. A quickthinking, goggle-and-feather-wearing superhero who protects the bizarre and monstrous citizens of Monstros City, a city that exists under Billy's hometown of Bradbury, Massachusetts. But is Billy truly worthy of the moniker Owlboy?