I love good superhero stories. The mix of science and the unexplained powers with the frailness of the human being has always been what brings me back to the genre. Zeroes is an excellent example of exploring how a person with powers is still a person first and that is more important than the things they can do.
The story is ambitious as it looks at six powered teens. Five of the teens had attempted to form a group of powered people that they have nicknamed Zeroes. These kids are not your typical comic book superheroes. The powers all vary and as one point that comes up time and time again, these powers come with a cost. Because of that the group can not last and they go their separate ways.
The story starts with one of the Zeroes Ethan- a.k.a. Scam- who ends of getting in some serious trouble thanks to his power. He eventually ends up at the police station and calls the former leader of the Zeroes, Bellweather (also called Glorious Leader by the group) to help get him out. After the team gets together to get Ethan out, they have to continue to struggle with keeping Ethan safe and their own personal demons.
Because there are so many characters to bring in and a need to understand how the universe works, I felt the book was a bit slow at times. The most enjoyable part of the book was to see the downside to all of the "gifts" the characters had. You have Crash, whose power is the ability to interact and destroy devices and electrical signals. Those same signals also cause her pain. In a world where everyone carries around a mini-computer in their phone, it is a clear burden. The person I feel most for in Anonymous. His power is to be forgotten. When people lose focus on him, they forget him completely. This includes parents, friends, anyone. Forced to leave home because his own parents would forget that he exists, his power is probably the hardest to deal with in my opinion.
I encourage you to give the book a try.