I believe I read this around 2015 as a Kindle book (I'm looking through my library now, although it's kind of clogged with titles around that time), I think as a $0 promotional item. The protagonist is a teenage boy who, when hassled by a bully at school, accidentally manifests his powers (I don't remember if it was super-strength or some kind of a blast), and knocks said bully backwards, injuring him (not life-threatening, but I think there were some broken ribs involved). Shortly thereafter, his father reveals himself to be a superhero. I don't think the mother had powers, but the father had the classic "flying brick" powers, I think, and was going to train the boy in the same. Complicating matters, a long-time nemesis of the father had just broken out of where he was imprisoned. After that, my memory gets a bit hazy other than that the father has his son training with a flying drone somewhere high up when they're attacked by another drone created by the villain.

I'm 90% certain that it turns out the villain broke out because he learned that his son (the aforementioned bully) had gotten hurt, and he was seeking revenge, and I think said bully winds up with powers himself, although I don't remember any details, or how the conflict resolved.

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Well, that went faster than I expected. The Superhero's Test, first book of the The Superhero's Son series.

Front cover of The Superhero's Test

Seventeen-year-old Kevin Jason starts his first day at his new school by unintentionally punching the local bully through the cafeteria wall. When Kevin's father, a legendary superhero, learns of this, he insists on training Kevin to master his new powers, though Kevin finds his father's training methods a lot less exciting than he thought they were going to be.

But Kevin's training takes on new urgency when the local bully's father—Master Chaos, one of the world's most dangerous supervillains—breaks out of prison and declares Kevin his new archenemy for harming his son.

Now Kevin must complete his training as a superhero before Master Chaos arrives. If Kevin doesn't complete his training in time, then all of the power in the world won't be able to keep him and his family safe from the madman who wants him dead.

After I made several more specific queries, I tried a generic query of kindle superhero books and the cover was the fourth suggestion.

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    Damn just came across the Amazon page. Well done for finding it!
    – fez
    Commented Mar 16, 2020 at 16:10
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    It's on special right now too, so one can read it for free. Commented Jan 16, 2021 at 12:47

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