Review! Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis by Richard Roberts

Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis
Series: Please Don’t Tell My Parents #4 (#1)
By Richard Roberts
314 pages – ages 9+
Published by Curiosity Quills Press on June 5, 2017

Synopsis from Publisher-It’s summertime for supervillains!

Or maybe not, because for Penelope Akk, there is still one foe she has yet to defeat: her own reputation as Bad Penny. It’s been a fun ride: fighting adult heroes, going to space, and inspiring the rest of her school to open up about their own powers.

Sooner or later, that ride has to end, and with school out of the way Penny is hatching a mad scheme to end it on her own terms. Will that go smoothly? Of course not. Penny’s left too many unsolved problems behind her already, like ghosts, seriously crazy friends, and angry little girls from Jupiter.

One by one, they’ll have to be dealt with before she can do battle with herself. She’d better hurry, because her parents are closing in. Whether she confesses or not, this time they will find out her secret.”

What I Thought- I really liked this book – the super-powered world Roberts has created is so realistic the reader becomes immersed very quickly. Also, I just want to add that even though this is the fourth book, Roberts writes in a way that makes the story understandable without even directly spoiling the previous books. The plot is riveting and drives you on a rollicking trip as you navigate its twists and turns. Roberts’ writing style captures the reader’s imagination, with great ideas and theories for the superpowers and the community of super-powered people (one of the details I love is that the villains/heroes typically refuse to hold grudges while off-duty). The characters are all so well-developed it’s a joy to see them reacting as the story progresses – it’s almost like reading about friends. I highly recommend this series!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

Categories: Age 9+

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4 replies

  1. What an excellent review, Alex. Sounds like an intriguing book, and that cover! Wow! Very cool. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Enjoyed you excellent review. Thank you for introducing me to this series. The world-building sounds fascinating and well-done.

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