For I Could Lift My Finger and Black Out the Sun

Omnibus edition

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
434 Pages
Reviewed on 06/09/2015
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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

For I Could Lift My Finger and Black Out the Sun by Keith Soares is the story of John Black, who used to be a rather normal nerd who tended to be bullied by a boy called Bobby. During one of their chases (i.e. Bobby running after John), both boys get hit by a car - but it did not kill them nor do them much harm. And ever since the accident, they both seem to have special powers and also a special bond. The bully turns into a friend, and the experiments with their powers become more and more dangerous. Then, they learn that they are not alone with their powers. What happened on that one special day to give some people special powers? And what can one teenage boy do against an adult who wants to use the special powers for more sinister causes?

For I Could Lift My Finger and Black Out the Sun by Keith Soares is a rather unusual story, by which I mean that it has a plot that is not quite the ordinary good versus evil, or teenagers versus adults. John has to make quite a few difficult decisions during the progress of the novel. He needs to learn a lot about himself, his new powers, the role his disabled sister plays in the whole story, and how to deal with people who do not have your best interests in mind. He needs to overcome betrayals and his own weaknesses. I enjoyed reading John's story, and was always interested in seeing how he would deal with the problems the world threw at him. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy stories that are a bit different from the typical mainstream story.