Powder is an albino teen, found living in the basement of his deceased grandparent's home. Now in the custody of social services, he is assisted by a child psychologist Jessie, who puts him in a boys home. Powder has supernatural powers, such as telepathy and manipulation of electromagnetic forces. His appearance and his abilities make him an outsider, and he is often bullied. His closest circle is Jessie, his Physics teacher, the town Sheriff, and a pretty girl Lindsey. Sadly, since he is an outcast, Lindsey's father tears them apart. Powder manifests his abilities which astound the people around him. He telepaths with the sheriff's dying wife, informing him of her final wishes. He revives a boy who's heart has stopped using his electric powers. He can also move things around with his mind. In the end, feeling isolated and rejected by society, Powder retreats to his grandparent's home, while his closest friends try to reason with him. Powder runs out into the field during an electrical thunderstorm, and simply disappears.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It reminds us to not always fear what we cannot understand.
Best scene in story:
When Powder transfers the energy of a dying deer to the hunter.
Opinion about the main character:
It's sad because it shows the reality that no matter how good Powder is, people will always judge him for his appearance.