My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I LOVED this book! Thank you so much to whichever student recommended it to me!
Penelope Akk is the daughter of two (mostly) retired super heroes, Brian Akk (a.k.a Brainy Akk) and The Audit. At thirteen years old, Penny can’t wait to get her own super powers. But when her super powers not only manifest, but manifest in a big, crazy, mad scientist inventor kind of way, and then one of her inventions gives her two best friends their super powers as well, all unbeknownst to their unsuspecting parents, they find themselves accidentally falling into a life of supervillainy under the name “The Inscrutable Machine”. And it turns out that being a secret supervillain is fun. But Penny needs to find a way to switch over to being a superhero before her parents find out that the Inscrutable Machine is really just her and her two best friends…
The action in the book is non-stop. The voice of Penny is entertaining (I love her urge to laugh maniacally every time she pulls off another super villain stunt). And the world of super heroes and villains in the LA area that the author creates is fully formed and totally engaging. LOVED IT!