"If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? How about the ability to move things with your mind? But what if concentration and coordination weren't your strongest traits? Thirteen-year-old Gary Lundborg often knows all the right moves, but in the middle of an epic growth spurt, his execution is more disastrous than dazzling these days. Can he master his new powers and become the basketball star he wants to be? Well, first he must save the world! It turns out there are forces both good and evil who have had their eyes on Gary and three other "special" kids since their birth. Exposed to a mysterious element in the maternity ward of a small-town hospital, these four children develop not-so-super powers at puberty, each with its own specific limitations and all more than slightly goofy. As they discover their unique power and struggle to master it, each is in turn drawn into an epic (or epically silly?) battle only they can fight. Good Dr Fassbinder, expert on the mysterious element, keeps tabs on the youngsters, while working for a secret government department. His evil ex-assistant, Nurse Nussbaum, thought to have perished in an explosion, is in fact powerfully alive, invisible, and bent on controlling our heroes to further her schemes of world domination. Readers will be riveted to this high adventure, howlingly funny story that never misses a beat."-- Provided by publisher.