Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds

Miles Morales

"Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins." Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man.But lately, Mi...

Details Miles Morales

TitleMiles Morales
Release DateAug 1st, 2017
PublisherMarvel Press
Number of pages272 pages
GenreYoung Adult, Comics, Superheroes, Fantasy, Fiction, Childrens, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Action, Graphic Novels, Marvel, Chapter Books

Reviews Miles Morales

  • Nic Stone
    Before reading this novel, I thought: COOL! A Black and Puerto Rican superhero slinging webs and saving lives! After reading, I think the same thing... but MAN is there so much more to this book than that. Truthfully, I was expecting Spider-Man's regular antics, just with some brown skin beneath the spandex suit (silly me, though, right? This is a Jason Reynolds book. Obviously not going to be that cut and dry). What I HADN'T considered was that ...
  • Kay
    Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my request for a free digital copy in exchange for a review.Can I have sequel, please? Please make this a series! "Miles Morales" is my first foray into the world of Jason Reynolds and I am now and will forever be a full time resident. This book is nothing short of exceptional. Despite being a fan of Peter Parker (and Spiderman in general), I never quite got around to reading about Miles. I knew...
  • Allison
    AHHHHHHH. FINALLY.FINALLY one of these Marvel or DC tie-in books that I've ENJOYED. A LOT. LOVED. I hope there are more especially w the Miles animated movie coming out next? year. It's great because it reads like a Reynolds book that just happens to be about Spider-Man.
  • Dan
    The best superpower is fantastic storytelling. I highly recommend Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds.
  • Shelly
    This was phenomenal. As both a comics nerd and a YA fan, I highly recommend this one. When I heard that Jason Reynolds was hired to write the Miles book, I was so on board knowing his amazing writing. And I'm so happy that my initial instinct wasn't wrong at all, as Reynolds' writing truly brought Miles to life in a phenomenal way. The voice was spectacular and the pacing was fast-paced. This is definitely a book I'll be recommending to literally...
  • Carol
    I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.Whether you're familiar with Miles Morales as Spider-Man or not, this book really does have something for everyone. Jason Reynolds really brings Miles Morales to life and I'm pleased to be able to recommend this book to patrons and colleagues alike. We are not pincushions.We are not punching bags.We are people.We are Spider-Man!
  • Jillian Heise
    This was deeper than I expected. Of course, I didn't know anything about the Miles Morales origin or legacy before starting the book. But it was less about Spider-Man and more about a kid trying to figure out who he really wants to be, and what kind of impact he wants to make on the world and his neighborhood. It's about finding pride (and strength) in where you come from, no matter what others think about it. This story was less about the action...
  • Meg
    I'm going to attempt to be eloquent, but this book made me cry and I loved it so I had to write something on here. Something important to note, I got to read it because a friend got it at BEA/BookCon and lent it to me. ALSO IMPORTANT, I love Spider-Man, full stop. He's always been one of my favorite superheroes ever since I was a kid, so to read a book about Spider-Man and Miles Morales?? Yes?? Of course, please, thank you.Jason Reynolds has give...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Sometimes we think that once someone develops super powers they are a superhero and stop being a human being--but there's a reason this book is called Miles Morales and not Spider-Man. This is a book about a teen with superpowers, and it never forgets that there are real life consequences to zipping through the streets, to missing school or schoolwork because you're the only one with your powers. Spider-Man is a title not a tone, and this is a we...
  • Amy
    This is everything that I want a super hero story to be. Adventurous, mysterious, full of the conflict of good vs evil, and also unafraid to delve into the reality of our world. This book took the story of Spider Man and melded it with the societal and racial tensions of today's world and created a nuanced look at what it is you can be when everyone has a certain expectation of what your options are.Miles Morales is a sko-low scholarship kid at B...
  • Martha
    Though the presence of realism in a book about Spiderman might seem irrelevant at best, it's in fact the greatest strength of Miles Morales. As he showed in All American Boys (among others), Reynolds has a real gift for writing real people in real situations, having real conversations; Miles and those who surround him are no different. It must be a difficult task to seriously address socioeconomic inequality, racism, and violent crime within what...
  • Danielle
    As someone who has always loved the world of spider man, this book was a pleasure to read. The writing flowed well, the plot was engaging, and the REPRESENTATION WAS SO GOOD. YES. I feel like I learned so much about a variety of different ethnic backgrounds from these 200 and some odd pages. Excellent work, Jason Reynolds!
  • Caitlyn
    An absolute must read.
  • Josie
    Meh. While I really enjoyed the southern slang, this felt more like some sort of realistic fiction overcoming racism thing. There wasn't really much Spider-Man. In fact, the whole story would almost have made sense without Spider-Man. The whole book was really just about a high school aged African American kid who's teacher is slightly fantasy discriminatory. But I was looking for Spider-Man. That's not really what I got.
  • Cheriee Weichel
    It's Jason Reynolds! I'm such a fan I would probably pay to read his grocery list. Thank you Netgalley, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review. I figured it would be a snap, but at first it didn't work for me. I struggled and kept starting and stopping, starting and stopping. Jason Reynolds excels at creating genuine, true to life characters. As you read his words, they come to life seamlessly. You believe they exist beyon...
  • Jamie Brackell
    Miles Morales: Spider-Man is the latest instalment of Marvel’s Young Adult range of novels, offering a prose-driven narrative of the world’s greatest superheroes. Written by Jason Reynolds, author of the critically acclaimed “When I was the Greatest”, this novel takes a more grounded view of super-heroics, looking at Miles’ school and home life as an Afro-Latino teenager growing up in Brooklyn, New York.Reynolds, an author known for his...
  • Ellie
    Pros: ~ MILES~ MILESSSSS~ In case you couldn’t tell, Miles~ Also Austin. what a GOOD PLOTLINE OMG I wanted more. Make that a con. Moretime with Austin and Miles~ The writing is so good and readable even when it’s boring omg~ Alicia existed (not all that much on page but she did)~ Okay so Ms. Blaufuss was apparently Jason Reynolds’s actual English teacherand if THAT DOESN’T MAKE YOU JUST GET A LITTLE TEARY~ BROOKLYN, NEW YORK~ ACCURATE RE...
  • Heather Rochon
    I received a free e-ARC of Miles Morales from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Forget Peter Parker.Miles Morales is the Spider-Man that everyone should be paying attention to.In this refreshingly not another origins story (here’s looking at you movie franchise), Miles is an average Brooklyn teen navigating the pressures of keeping his school scholarship, staying out of trouble with his hilarious best friend Ganke, talking to his brill...
  • Rich in Color
    Review copy: Digital ARC via NetgalleyFirst off – check out the cover. The image screams intensity. Miles is having some serious doubts about being a superhero. His powers are acting up and he is wondering about who he really is deep down. With everything else going on in his life, Miles is one stressed-out kid. Alicia is a pleasant distraction who happens to love poetry. Poetry features prominently in this book which makes sense with Reynolds ...
  • Jamie
    Seriously, I cannot use enough words to explain how much I loved this book. This is probably one of my favorite reads of all time. I'm so thrilled that I could get a copy to read (shoutout to Rachel). Reynolds crafted an amazing story and an amazing Miles. I haven't been this in love with a superhero character since Captain America (and for those of you who know me you know this is no small honor for me). This novel was just.... Perfect. That's ...
  • Rebecca Mazer
    Miles Morales is undoubtedly one of my favorite characters, and I was thrilled when I found out he would be getting a book of his own, and Jason Reynolds did not disappoint. The book veers toward an audience that is younger than me, but it was still enjoyable to read. In my opinion, the great thing about heroes, and especially young heroes, is that it takes problems and plots that are tried and true, and puts it in a fantastical world that is acc...
  • Sam Poole
    First of all, Jason Reynolds is a STAR and I can't wait to read the rest of his books. The first Miles Morales novel is outstanding. It provides a good counterpart to "Spider-Man: Homecoming" by showing the opposite side of the script. A black & Puerto-Rican Spider-Man at a mostly white boarding school battling against systemic injustice & racism (represented here acutely by the school and prison systems) is the PERFECT superhero for 2017. Miles'...
  • Ashley P
    Received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI started reading this book because it was Spider-Man. I kept reading this book because it is awesome. Miles Morales is a good kid. A good superhero. He's got a good heart and is written out in a very human way. He isn't perfect. He's filled with guilt and teenage angst. He's not infallible which makes him better, more interesting. He is all the best parts of being a teenager, and ...
  • Brittani
    Most superhero books/movies/comics, etc. (in my, admittedly limited, experience) tend to put the superhero first, human second. Jason Reynolds' Miles Morales does the opposite, as its name suggests: Miles is a teenage kid first, superhero second and it's incredibly refreshing. From the very first scene I loved the family relationship in this book - it's a little complicated at times, but there's such obvious love and respect between Miles and his...
  • Becky
    Another homerun for Jason Reynolds!! Miles Morales is an all-around, everyday kid trying to better himself, which should be lauded, but all his history teacher, Mr. Chamberlain, can do is set him up for disaster and cut him down every chance he gets. Even Miles's Spidey powers can't help him when it comes to his subversive history teacher or when Miles is trying to express his feelings to his love interest, Alycia. Can Miles solve his problem wit...