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By Alexander Irvine
Published by Penguin Young Readers Licenses on 2017-03-24
JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic
The most anticipated superhero film of the year gets an action-packed junior novel for mighty morphin fans.
They’re back and more powerful than ever. The classic ’90s superhero team gets a massive reboot in a highly anticipated motion picture release. This movie tie-in novel tells the story of five unlikely teens tasked with saving the world from alien forces. Told in thrilling detail with exclusive content, this novel keeps movie fans rooted in the action long after the credits roll.
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The Red Ranger knew he was going to die. Here on this distant planet, surrounded by the huge native creatures. Some of them, long-necked and curious, watched from the shallows of the nearby ocean. He dragged himself through the dirt, mud, and torn-up landscape. Behind him a spaceship crashed, catapulting him over the broken earth. Intent on his mission'his last mission'he kept crawling. Debris and crushed rock cascaded down around him. He got to the Yellow Ranger, and her armor peeled away. She knew what was going to happen just like the Red Ranger did. 'I'm sorry,' he said, taking her coin. He already had three others: black, blue, pink. Her eyes closed. She was gone.
He sent a message on the emergency frequency. 'I'm the last one left. Commence destruction.' He had no choice. In less than a minute it would all be over. The Red Ranger pulled a small tree root from the destroyed soil. When he had dug a pit deep enough for them to be safe, he placed the coins in the muddy bottom. Finally, he removed his own coin, demorphing in the process. Placing the coin alongside the others, the Red Ranger whispered, 'Seek only those who are worthy. Find only those who are strong.' A boot crunched on the gravel near him. The Red Ranger looked up, unable to stand. Towering over him was the Green Ranger, Rita Repulsa, her golden staff planted in the ground. Once, the two had fought together. Then they had become enemies when Rita betrayed the Power Rangers? mission. 'It's time to tell me where the Zeo Crystal is,' she hissed. 'That was never going to happen,' the Red Ranger said.
She nodded at him. 'Then you will die with all your friends, Zordon.' She raised her golden staff for a killing blow'but paused as a rumbling sound filled the air. A massive asteroid burned across the sky, streaking down. Zordon's destruction order was about to be completed. The planet would survive. The Power Rangers would not. 'We will all die together, Rita,' he said. 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!' Rita screamed. Zordon took advantage of her distraction. Diving over the hole in the ground, he protected the coins with his own exposed body. Zordon felt the ground heave with the meteor's impact. He looked up. The blast wave from the collision rolled over the landscape, destroying rocks, trees, the saurian animals'.'.'. everything in its path. In the last moment before his annihilation, Zordon saw the blast fling Rita far away into the burning sky over the ocean. He had done the right thing.
Chapter One It was Prank Night in the town of Angel Grove, and Jason Scott had put some serious thought into what he ought to do: Get a cow into the Montgomery High locker room and leave it there as a surprise for their first-period gym class tomorrow. A little message from their crosstown rivals at Angel Grove High, where Jason was about to start his fourth year of football and'.'.'. well, pretty much football. It would be legendary. But the cow didn't seem to want to go into the locker room. It mooed loudly as Damo and Hawkeye, two of Jason's pals, braced themselves against its haunches. 'You know me,' Damo was saying. 'I never question
your pranks, you're the master'.'.'. But we coulda just toilet-papered their sign like the seniors did last year. Why'd we steal a cow'? 'We borrowed this cow,' Jason corrected him. 'We are not thieves.' 'We just tore the door off the locker room,' Hawkeye pointed out. Okay, maybe vandals. But not thieves, Jason thought. 'Hawkeye, stay here,' he said. 'Be the lookout. Damo, pull yourself together.' He patted the cow's flank. 'Beefcake'.'.'. time to be a winner.' They got the cow into the locker room. It mooed in the darkness and for some reason, the absurdity of the whole situation cracked both Jason and Damo up. The cow kept mooing, and they kept laughing, and then Hawkeye charged in. 'COPS!!! THE COPS ARE COMING!!!!' All three of them ran for the exit. 'Beefcake, I'm really sorry!' Jason said to the cow as he and the others ran out of the locker room. Eventually, Beefcake started to follow them.
10 By the time Jason got to his truck and jammed it into reverse, one of the cops had cut him off. The truck slammed hard into the cop car. Uh-oh, Jason thought. Not cool. The only way out was'.'.'. well, onto the lawn. He gunned the truck over the curb and across the lawn, skidding around Beefcake. Jason rammed the truck through a fence, and the truck dropped hard down an embankment onto the road that cut behind Montgomery. The cops were still behind him. He made a sharp turn onto a side road and cut his headlights. In his rearview mirror he saw them go screaming by. He'd lost them. Nice! He flipped his headlights back on, hitting the gas again'.'.'. and framed in the headlights he saw a plumbing van backing out of a driveway in front of him. Jason swerved around the van, but his truck plowed into a parked car at an angle. It rolled over a couple of times and skidded to a halt upside down. The impact stunned him for a moment, but pretty quickly he started to feel pain. A lot of pain, mostly coming from
11 his knee. Even hanging upside down in the darkness, he could tell it didn't look right. Something told him it was going to be a while before he stepped foot on a football field again. It was only supposed to be a prank, he thought. Man, how did it go so wrong'
12 Chapter Two Three weeks later, Jason sat in the passenger seat of his dad's truck, a beat-up old half-ton with a bed full of fishing gear and a cab full of old coffee cups. Sam Scott pulled up in front of Angel Grove High School and shook his head at the sight of the house arrest ankle bracelet on Jason's left leg. 'I don't think we'll ever understand each other,' he said. 'Just when I thought you'd done the dumbest thing you could possibly do, you find something dumber and you do it.' 'Thank you,' Jason said. 'I promise you, this is not the moment to joke around,' his father said. Jason quieted down. You could
13 only push Sam Scott so far. 'I know you think it's noble that you didn't rat out your friends.' 'I acted alone,' Jason replied. 'Beefcake and I had a connection.' 'Yeah, that's funny. You know what's not funny'? His father paused, looking for some kind of reaction. 'This was supposed to be your season! I had scouts coming to every game. You coulda written your own ticket. Now it's all gone. Now you gotta come here every Saturday for the rest of the year just to graduate. With all the other weirdos and criminals.' For the first time since they'd left the house, father and son looked each other in the eye. 'Like you said,' Jason said after a moment. 'We'll never understand each other.' His father reached across him and opened the door. Nothing more to say. Jason got out, his right leg stiff and sore in the knee brace. He was a long way from healed. Several parking spaces over, Kimberly Hart sat texting in the back of her father's car. Both of her parents were in
14 the front seat. 'This could've ended with far worse than Saturday detention,' her father said. 'At least we can all agree on that,' her mother added. Kimberly looked up from her phone. 'I didn't take that picture of Amanda Clark.' 'You punched a boy in the face,' her mother said. 'Okay, I did that,' Kimberly admitted. 'But he disrespected me.' She didn't want to tell them how. Well, she did, but she couldn't. 'You knocked out his tooth,' her father said. He was using his this-is-serious-young-lady voice. 'They put it back,' Kimberly said. She could see her dad starting to get more upset and she cut him off before he could get going. 'Nobody understands what actually happened!' 'Then explain it to us,' her mother said. She wanted to. God, she wanted to. It wasn't fair. But no. She couldn't. No matter how bad things got, Kimberly wasn't going to be a snitch. 'Pick me up later,' she said, and got out of the car.