Synopses & Reviews
An Indie Bestseller
An Indie Next Pick
A Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner
Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.
Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?
After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City's mightiest hero (and Nick's biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he'll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick's best friend (and maybe the love of his life).
Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl meets Marissa Meyer's Renegades in TJ Klune's YA debut.
“Uproariously funny, this razor-sharp book is half a love-letter to fandom, half self-aware satire, and wholly lovable. I haven't read anything quite like this before!” Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated
"The most down-to-earth book about superheroes I've ever read. I laughed, I cried, and I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it" Mason Deaver, bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best
"Klune plays with superhero genre tropes and fan-fiction clichés with the skill of a true fan — completely aware of their ridiculousness but in love with them anyway. Hilarious, sweet, and absolutely super!" Kirkus
About the Author
TJ Klune is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The Extraordinaries, The House in the Cerulean Sea, and more . Being queer himself, TJ believes it's important — now more than ever — to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories. The Extraordinaries is his young adult debut.