I borrowed this book from the library (digitally, on my NOOK color!) a couple of weeks ago and really loved it. The first novel from DC Pierson of Derrick Comedy and Mystery Team fame, it’s a really sentimental look at the high school experience.
It’s about a kid named Darren, a loner artist in school who ends up befriending a weird kid named Eric and writing an epic series with him. They spend their nights just dorking out about possible films and comics and all sorts of spinoffs that could come from their creation, really fleshing out this world and getting excited about their project. Eric’s a weird kid but he’s fun and actually seems to appreciate Darren’s art, so he doesn’t mind hanging with him. It’s not till Eric reveals that he’s never slept once in his life that Darren realizes that his buddy has superhero powers… of a sort.