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Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain by [Roberts, Richard]
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About the Author

Richard Roberts is Professor of African History and Director of the Center for African Studies at Stanford University. He has published widely on the social and economic history of French West Africa and has edited two volumes that have appeared in the Social History of Africa series (Law and Colonialism in Africa, coedited with Kristin Mann, and Cotton, Colonialism, and Social History of Sub-Saharan Africa, coedited with Allen Issacman).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1718 KB
  • Print Length: 374 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press (14 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IH0KG1S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,222 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Penny, a teenage nerd in middle school, is also the daughter of a pair of retired superheroes. She can't wait to grow up and get her powers so that she can follow in their footsteps as the next generation of superhero. Hoping to surprise her parents, she keeps quiet when her powers turn up years earlier than expected. On her first mission, however, she runs into a superhero sidekick who, it turns out, is also the mean girl at her school. Admittedly, the sidekick had it coming, but when Penny and her friends defeat her, they get labelled as villains instead of heroes. Try as they might, they can't convince the world that it was all a mistake, mostly because they're just so very good at being villains. And if they're going to be villains anyway, they may as well be the best supervillains they can be.

Really hope that there is a sequel.
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By B. Tovey VINE VOICE on 21 Dec. 2015
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This is a great plot, with some excellent wacky inventions and brilliant superheroes and supervillains. The writing's a bit clunky at times (I really hate the "me and my friends went to town" error, and I'm surprised it wasn't edited out), and the main characters' supervillain names are pretty contrived and unclever, but if you can overlook these issues it's a very enjoyable read.
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This book went beyond all my expectations. I brought it because of the title and tag line, but the storyline has meant that I read the whole thing cover to cover twice with out pause because of how captivating it is. I've since reread it again, and I plan to read it for a fourth time in the next week in time for the sequel coming out. It captures all the fun of a superhero universe, but with out any of that annoying preachiness you get in some comics. Or stupid storylines because you don't want to upset the states quo. Read this book.
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Interesting book.
A mite misleading since the description suggests they're heroes who are accused of being villains because of an unfortunate incident with the sidekick of another hero.
Looking forward to the sequel as it might explain better the relationship between the heroes and villains because from what I've read so far they should have been caught before the end of the first book and got away only because the adult heroes were busy attending a conference instead of their so-called vocation.
Give this series a look, its worth the price!
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Is there such a thing as cheerful teen angst and confusion? There is, if this book is any evidence.

Penny is the daughter of two famous superheroes. So is her best middle school friend, Claire. Pal Ray isn't technically a superhero child, but he's the naturally smartest guy around. They live in a world in which the children of superheroes usually manifest superpowers, but when the powers manifest and what form they take is always uncertain.

So, we have Penny and Claire anxiously waiting to see if they will have powers, what those powers might be, and when those powers will show up. Sympathetic, and nursing crushes, Ray is standing by.

All three assume they will be good guys. When the powers show up, though, they find themselves, through a series of unlikely events, playing the role of villains. Penny, and sidekicks Claire and Ray, have to struggle with the fact that villainy is more complicated, and possibly more fun, than they ever imagined. Which way will each turn?

A couple of things. First off, the whole good guy/bad guy struggle is a lot more nuanced and interesting than any summary would suggest. These are solid kids coming to grips with the fact that the world is complicated. Second, this is one of the few YA superhero books I've seen in which the lead characters are interesting, self-aware, fairly realistic, and articulate. They are funny; they understand themselves and each other; they have meaningful conversations; they are good and loyal friends to each other; they actually grow and develop as characters in a fashion that is engaging and sometimes unexpected.

The book is long, but doesn't feel padded. You are a full third of the way through before the whole villainy issue even arises.
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Despite the advertising blurb of "What if Harry Potter was Steampunk?" It is not Steampunk.
What it is, is a very good and enjoyable book with humour, good characters, 'believable' behaviour and enough of a take on Superhero/Supervillany Comic book stories to make it work.
Fans of comic books will appreciate it, people who like innovative story lines will like it, people who like SF will like it.

Once I started on it I couldn't stop reading it and YES this seriously deserves a sequel or two.
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Books for me at my age, 80, are something to fill my life. I enjoy reading and where it is both interesting and funny, as this is, then it justifies the title I have given this review. I look forward to reading more about Bad Penny
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A really fun superhero story with interesting characters and a story that pulls you alone. I am eagerly looking foward to the squeal.
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