Spider-Man's Social Dilemma

by Preeti Chhibber (Author) Nicoletta Baldari (Illustrator)

Spider-Man's Social Dilemma
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

The first in a three-book middle grade novel series by Spider-Man's number one fan and hilarious fiction writer, Preeti Chhibber!

Peter Parker has been swinging and thwipping his way through New York City as Spider-Man for just a few months, and balancing his double life is complicated. He goes to school and tries not to embarrass himself in front of his crush, MJ; he takes photos for the Daily Bugle and tries not to embarrass himself in front of his boss, J. Jonah Jameson; and he fights crime in the evenings and . . . well, he's kind of always trying to not embarrass himself. Easier said than done when you're a teen with spider powers you're still getting used to. On top of all that, the notorious villain the Sandman is acting more strangely than ever, social media seems to be taking a toll on MJ, and someone keeps trying to steal an artifact that's supposedly powered by alien matter . . . which can't be good. Something eerie is going on, and Peter is determined to figure out what it is before things go from weird to dangerous.

Told with Preeti Chhibber's incomparable voice, which balances wit and charm with teenage earnestness and vulnerability, this series is full of action-adventure, humor, friendship, and, of course, heroism. Complete the rest of your middle grade collection with these books from Marvel Press: Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned's Ultimate Travel Journal by Preeti Chhibber, Black Panther: The Young Prince (Book 1 in the Young Prince series) by Ronald L. Smith, Black Panther: Spellbound (Book 2 in the Young Prince series) by Ronald L. Smith, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon and Dean Hale, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious by Shannon and Dean Hale, Avengers: Endgame: The Pirate Angel, The Talking Tree, and Captain Rabbit by Steve Behling, Captain Marvel: Starforce on the Rise by Steve Behling

Kirkus Reviews

A fun outing, with your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man just doing what he does.

Review quotes

Chhibber channels Peter Parker's trademark wit and MJ's pluck in this appealing first novel in a planned trilogy.—Entertainment Weekly
Preeti Chhibber

PREETI CHHIBBER is an author, speaker, and freelancer living in Georgia. Dubbed a "Spider-Man superfan and author" by Publishers Weekly, you can usually find her writing your favorite characters or binge-reading her way through several series at once. She also co-hosts the podcasts Desi Geek Girls and Tar Valon or Bust. She's appeared on several panels at New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, and onscreen on Syfy. Honestly, you probably recognize her from one of several BuzzFeed "look at these tweets" Twitter lists. Visit her online at PreetiChhibber.com and @runwithskizzers.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
July 20, 2022

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