The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The League of Unexceptional Children
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
People often forget that they have met Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown. They are often called by the wrong names and they rarely perform better than average at school. Up until this point, their lives have been very dull.
They are very surprised when they are asked to join a group of spies called The League of Unexceptional Children. The vice president has been kidnapped and only they can help rescue him before it's too late.
Gitty Daneshvari has created an unusual adventure story. Usually the heroes in a story stand out because they excel, but the heroes in this story excel at being average. Readers will enjoy seeing the characters develop and grow in confidence. The story gives hope to all of us who feel average and believe that life is passing us by.