This is a novel about a group of ordinary friends who want to have a normal life and graduate before their school blows up. The plot was pretty straightforward the only hints that something bad might happen were the chapter titles, which were mini-descriptions of what was going on with the indie kids (the Chosen Ones). the novel is s satire of YA novels in which kids save the world, but I think it sensitively sheds light on what it is like to just be an ordinary kid. And in a way, just being an ordinary kids requires super powers.
Publisher’s Summary: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.