I loved SMASH Trial by Fire. Chris A. Bolton has produced a thrilling page-flipper that will leave you wanting more. I really liked when Smash, a.k.a. Andrew, tossed the dodgeball at the bully after he got his super strength. I also enjoyed the part where Smash barely escaped from Magus. There was one drawback. It left the story up in the air at the end. I’m sure this is a lead-in to a second book. If you like manga, graphic novels, or stories with superheroes, this book is for you. I would recommend this book for ages 7 and up.