Title: Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain
Author: Richard Roberts
Series: Please Don’t Tell My Parents #1
Pages: 374 pages
My Rating: 2.5 stars
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 don’t really have much to say about this book. It sounded intriguing but it didn’t quite work for me. It’s told from the perspective of a 13 year old which is fine I have no problems reading from a younger perspective at all. My issue with this character is that she couldn’t seem to make up her mind. Yes I know 13 year olds change their mind on things a million times and I get it to an extent but here it really got annoying. I thought toward the end that she finally had made up her mind and I was like ok but oh no she had to change her mind again.
Also some of the superpowers were lame and how the main characters powers were “described” felt like a cop out and just lazy to me. I was into it enough to want to finish it but I want be continuing on with the series.