What would middle school be like if half your classmates had super powers? It's time for Penny Akk to find out. Her latest (failed) attempt to become a superhero has inspired the rest of the kids in her school to reveal their own powers.
Now, all of her relationships are changing. She has a not-at-all-secret admirer, who wants to be Penny's partner almost as much as she wants to be Penny's rival. The meanest girl in school has gained super powers and lost her mind. Can Penny help her find a better one? Can she help an aging supervillain connect with his daughter, and mend the broken hearts of two of the most powerful people in the world? And in all this, where will she find time for her own supervillainous fun, or even more dangerous, to start dating?
It's going to be a long, strange semester.
©2016 Richard Roberts (P)2016 Tantor
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"Enjoyable and entertaining"
i find that I greatpy enjoy the stories of this series and was glad our cast returns to their customary antics. I find it good to read a novel about supers that is not infected with the Hollywood need of making everything dark and gritty.
I would recommend this series and only caution that you remember this world is not ours and these are young teens. Realistic? Heck no, but Penny does strike a chord in me from when I was her age. Akward, intuitive and if I was as obtuse as she is at times I don't recall for I was living it, not reading . Enjoy!
The third installment of this series is every bit as good as the first and more than makes up for the slight slump in the second.
Narrator was excellent. Story great, both my children (8 and 12) and I have enjoyed all three installments.
yes, its a good book in a good series.
I am getting used to the narrator sounding slightly (3-5 years at least) to old for the 13 year old who is telling the story, but I still think it could have been just slightly better had she sounded younger, or older enough that how old the narrator sounded would not be part of the story.
I love how Penelope has matured since the last two books, making it seem as though the events in the past books has made a deep impact on her.
"Still fun but moving out of childhood"
I liked it better than book two and a little less than one. If your a fan you'll like it.
"it is getting a kittle boring to be honest"
the voice acting is good but no real progression in the charecters. guve me something new make the villian or hero choice a little harder something.
A decent story but no major goal was achieved, just lots of open ended adventures with tons of character development but no real plot direction. The ending felt hastily thrown together and I hope the main character doesn't follow the same path as Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer but unfortunately it looks like it's going to be a clone.
"Unfocused and boring"
A better plot. The story started strong but the elements that were so good int eh first book of the series were completely missing form this installment. More character development would have helped as well.
Almost everything. He introduced a bunch of characters I've never met and was given no reason to care about. the main three characters seemed to just drift through the story. Tehre was no spark or excitement except the staged drama right at the end which was too little too late and hugely telegraphed beforehand.
Life! The narrator did her best to save this farce of a book and might ahve pulled if off if the plot and story were better.
About 90% of the book would have been ripped out. I didn't find anything redeeming about most of the story. Only the interaction between Penny and Ray was worth the words that were spent on the scenes.
I found the second book to be weak and I was hoping for a better story but the author failed. I'm not sure I'll buy the next book in the series (if there is one).
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