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Friday, May 30, 2014

{Book Review} Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain by Richard Roberts

Book Title: Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain
Author: Richard Roberts
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Publishing Date: February 15, 2014
Length: 376 pages
Source: Courtesy Copy for Review Purposes from publisher

Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She's got superhero parents. She's got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets even she doesn't understand. She has two super powered best friends. In middle school, the line between good and evil looks clear.

In real life, nothing is that clear. All it takes is one hero's sidekick picking a fight, and Penny and her friends are labeled supervillains. In the process, Penny learns a hard lesson about villainy: She's good at it.

Criminal masterminds, heroes in power armor, bottles of dragon blood, alien war drones, shape shifters and ghosts, no matter what the super powered world throws at her, Penny and her friends come out on top. They have to. If she can keep winning, maybe she can clear her name before her mom and dad find out
 I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and wrote my review and...forgot to post it. So I'm posting it now!

This was a delightful read for me as an adult and one I would have enjoyed as a middle schooler! In a world where super heroes and super villains are abundant, Penelope Akk is the daughter of two superheroes and just waiting for the day her super powers show up. She and her friends are eager to get through middle school without dealing with the "meanies" and when her powers show up, she discovers she's a scientist! She is a mad scientist who spaces out while creating her super gadgets and needs to learn to control it. From The Machine she creates that does amazing things to the super power serum she develops for her friend, Penny is on her way to becoming a...supervillain? Eek!

I really loved this book and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who likes a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy filled with super heroes and super villains, who are truly goodhearted and not nearly as evil as you would expect!

Definitely re-readable and one I'd like on my shelves for future possible kids, nieces, nephews, etc. I'd recommend to any parent with young middle schoolers to adults who just want a fun story to escape within!