Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain
About Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain
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.
Reviews for Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain
Characters = fantastic!
Plot = RIVETING!
Worldbuilding = Amazing!
There were so many moments of Epic. Cool.
And the maniacal laughter... THE MANIACAL LAUGHTER!!!!
Go, go out and get this book and read it. It’s immense fun and a pure injection of joy. If my reading list weren’t so huge I’d keep it at hand for whenever I have a bad day, sure that within a few paragraphs I will be grinning and happy again. It’s a little silly jar of glee in book form. The only thing sad about this book is that, when it ends, everything seems just a little bit more boring in comparison.
Just writing this review has left me fighting not to pick it up and reading it again.
With a plot that is so familiar and yet so new, three main characters that crack you up and make you want to cuddle with them, villains and heroes that never stay on their respectful sides but venture in gray areas whenever it suits them, and lots of fancy, intriguing gadgets, it’s no wonder why I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
What I liked about this book was the superhero and supervillain community. Not everyone is a superhero/supervillain, in fact, you can see that LA is totally used to them, but they have this predictable dynamic. There are truce areas and they have a code of conduct. Of course, you can even switch sides. What Penny and her friends do is to shake up the whole scene, which made for an interesting read. Of course, through the course of their destruction and daily lives, a host of interesting characters are introduced.