The Awakening is by Michael Carroll. The first book in the Quantum Prophecy series. There used to be superheroes in the world. Then they suddenly vanished. That was 10 years ago, now thirteen-year-old Danny and his friend Colin discover they have superhuman powers. They find themselves caught up in a series of events that reveal the truth behind the disappearance of the superheros and villains all those years ago. The boys must take their place in the new generation of heroes and solve the mystery of the old generation. Boys, especially, will love this series.
Ratings: 6th grade - 8 out of 10.