Supernatural Hero deals with sensitive topics such as death and bullying with a combination of humor, wit, and empathy.
Sixth-grader Andy is your average nerd. He is shy, exceptionally good at math, and in love with Zoe, the popular girl at school. He feels lonely both at school and at home, desperately wanting to change his circumstances. After Andy’s grandpa passes away, Andy soon discovers he can still see and communicate with Grandpa’s ghost. With Grandpa’s encouraging spirit by his side, Andy strives to gain the courage to ask Zoe out on a date. But when an evil spirit jeopardizes her safety, Andy must use his newfound gift, as well as abilities he already possesses, to become the hero and save the day.
Young readers everywhere will relate to Andy’s struggles and can share in his triumphs, finding inspiration to become the heroes of their own stories.
Supernatural Hero is the winner of numerous awards, including: Best Indie Book Awards 2015—winner; Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014—winner; Reader's Favorite Book contest 2014s—silver medal; Independent Publisher Book Awards 2014—bronze medal; Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2014—honorable mention; Indie Excellence Book Awards 2014—finalist; London Book Festival 2013—honorable mention.
Eran Gadot is an award-winning author and chaser of dreams who has created many successful entrepreneurial ventures. He is proud to have ADHD and loves the fact that writing is the only way for him to focus on one thing. Gadot lives in Israel with his wife, three children, and two cats.
“Andy is a 6th grader who excels at math and video games. Unfortunately, he also feels isolated from the world, with the exception of his best friend: his grandfather. Grandpa is the one person with whom Andy feels he can confide his troubles about school bullies and the fact that he has fallen in love with Zoe, the most popular girl in his class. Unexpectedly, Grandpa is diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer and passes away shortly thereafter. As the family mourns the loss of Grandpa, Andy is visited by Grandpa’s ghost! Grandpa tells Andy that he is going to stay with him until his grandson touches Zoe’s heart and is invited to birthday parties. Together, they plan their strategy. When helping Zoe with a missing school assignment, Andy overhears an evil ghost that plans to burn down Zoe’s apartment. Andy is able to rescue Zoe’s family, thus securing her affection as well as earning respect from his classmates. This paranormal coming-of-age story will resonate with middle grade readers, especially those who have lost a grandparent or someone close to them. This novel integrates themes of death, grief, self-esteem, and bullying, and would make a good addition to a classroom text set featuring these topics.”
– Jennifer Regel Parker, NBCT 5th Grade English Teacher, Puckett Elementary School, Puckett, Mississippi, Review from August/September 2019 issue of School Library Connection