Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain by Richard Roberts

Penelope Akk, the daughter of two superheroes, is waiting not so patiently for her own superpowers to come in. When they do, she is surprised to discover she’s a mad scientist meaning she’s a supervillain. When The Inscrutable Machine (Penny and her two sidekick friends) begin showing up (and winning), her parents come up with all sorts of reasons not to believe Bad Penny is their daughter, constantly assuring her her complete powers will come in eventually.

Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain is a silly, fun book. Penny always wants to switch to the hero side and the fights they get involved in tend to be pretty innocuous. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between the heroes and the villains. I read the book out loud to my 8 and 9 year olds and they loved it (and I read it to them on the recommendation of my 14 year old son and husband, both of whom also loved it). We’ve already moved on to the second book in the series. I highly recommend this book!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 66
Pages Read in 2016: 17,488
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