I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain (Please Don't Tell My Parents, #1) by Richard Roberts
Length: 14 hours and 38 minutes
Genres: Middle Grade
Published by Curiosity Quills Press Pages: 376
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
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Also by this author: Quite Contrary, Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon
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.
What I thought of this book.
Penelope just wants to be a superhero and when she starts to get her powers she is ecstatic. The only thing is they come and go and she can’t quite handle it. She is a mad scientist and the first thing she made was some really awesome tech. Then she makes a serum that gives her two friends superpowers too.
While at the science fair Ray gets mad at everyone because the disqualify Penny for her tech cause they don’t think she made it herself. He uses his powers and starts destroying everything and Penny and their other friend Clare jumps into help Ray and then before you know they are considered supervillains.
Penny never wanted to be a supervillain and she tries so hard to be a hero but the thing is is that she is really good at being a villain and when her and her friends work together they are an awesome villain team and nobody can seem to defeat them. The mad scientist part of her powers comes and goes and she makes really interesting things to help them be villains. Just don’t tell her parents as they are superheroes! Ray and Clare really like being supervillains but they also don’t mind being superheros too if that is what Penny wants.
Penny and her friends Ray and Clare get into a lot of fun trouble and Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain was a lot of fun to listen too. On goodreads it’s labeled as both YA and MG but I think I would lean more MG as it did feel a bit young for YA, though some of the young YA might enjoy it. Though I think anyone can enjoy it as I really liked it!
Emily Woo Zeller did a fantastic job with this novel. She also had a really good manic laugh for Penny and her mad scientist powers! She is one of my favorite narrators of YA and MG books!