Sunday, February 5, 2017
Dreadnought (Nemesis #1) by April Daniels
In a world where there are now superheros and super villains, 15 year old Danny is a boy who wants to be a girl. When he is an unwitting witness to the death of a superhero named Dreadnought, she gets her wish, a female body, along with superpowers and the choice of what to do next . Her father is abusive and very much against her being transgender and her mother is unable to stand up to him. There is prejudice against her being transgender even among the superhero community so though she now has the body she has always wanted, some things have not changed. She befriends another girl who calls herself Calamity, who fights against evil whether it is outside of the government or within it, and begins to learn more about the superhero community and the evil villain who killed Dreadnought. I like that Danny has to overcome her own fears and learn to use her powers and chose whether to use them for good or not. This book is a fun read and I think teens will enjoy it.