Before he was King of Atlantis . . .
Thirteen-year-old Arthur Curry has enough troubles to sink a ship. His mom left him and his dad when Arthur was only three years old. He doesn't fit in with the other students at school. To them, he's just “fish boy,” a weird, freaky kid. But Arthur has a secret. Something so secret, even he doesn't know what it is.
With the help of his only friend, Claudia, Arthur will begin to learn the truth about his mother, himself, and a legendary world that may actually exist.
Oh, and he learns about octopuses. Octopi. It's probably octopi, right?
He gets picked on by the kids, especially by Matt and Mike, but there's one person who always seems to stand up for him: Claudia. She's tough and is a friend who won't let Arthur stand alone. When a storm comes in, it's up to Arthur to save those who bullied him, but it might just help them see him in a new light.
I love who awesome Claudia is and how strong she is. Arthur needs someone whether he realizes it or not and I love that Claudia was there even when he pushed her away. This is perfect for Aquaman fans who want a little more about what his childhood had been like. It's a great read after watching the movie.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of Aquaman, superheroes, and stories about friendship and overcoming bullying.