The premise of this story is hilarious. The superman-like hero of the story ends up being a sassy teenage girl. Just because she doesn't want to be a superhero doesn't mean that she can't fight though. And she will beat up Vincent and his friends if they don't watch what they say. The awkward tensions that ensue among them are comedy gold. I enjoyed watching Jung play with superhero clichés and turn them on their heads. There’s a mad scientist but there are good scientists too. In fact they use science to fight Mayhem. Fans of superhero comics will enjoy the novel. The fast pacing and ample pictures make it great for those just starting to read full chapter books.
Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung
3rd - 5th Grade
Tags: Comics, Friendship, Humor, School Stories