Anti/Hero – DC’s next middle grade graphic novel stars two original superheroes! In this story an aspiring superhero and her classmate (who is her complete opposite) accidentally switch places. This is a fun, interesting tale featuring diverse characters and teaches readers about empathy, friendship and how to carve your own path.
Piper Parajo and Sloane McBrute are two 13-year-old girls with very different lives but very similar secrets. At school, Piper is pretty and popular, upbeat and always willing to help out her friends, whereas Sloane is a loaner, smart and snarky but with zero friends and zero interest in having any. Outside of the classroom, Piper is strong, really strong, like ripping the doors off of cars strong. She longs to be a superhero and tries to use her powers to do good, even if she tends to leave a massive mess in her wake. Sloane on the other hand is smart, like evil-genius level smart, and in order to provide for her mother, she puts those smarts to the use of her villainous grandfather.
When a mission to steal an experimental technological device brings the two girls to face each other, the device sparks, and the two girls switch bodies! Now they must live in each others shoes as they figure out a way to switch back.
Demitria Lunetta began collecting comic books when she was eight years old and hasn’t looked back since; she even met her husband at a comics convention. She is the author of THE FADE, BAD BLOOD, and the the YA sci-fi duology, IN THE AFTER and IN THE END. This is her first graphic novel and her first middle grade book. Find Demitria on her website, Twitter and on Facebook.
Maca Gil has been filling sketchbooks with comics about girls since she could hold a pencil, so she is really excited for this to be her first graphic novel. When she is not drawing cool superheroines she can be found doing storyboards for animation.
In Anti/Hero I completely get behind these two new super heroes as they easily grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Piper lives with Grandma and her Uncle but although she is not considered book smart she is very athletic and wants so badly to be a super hero using her new found super strength. Sloane lives with her mom in a bad part of town and although she is wicked smart she also steals to get by. As Sloane tries to steal the device Piper’s parents built before they moved away Piper tries to stop her. In the process the machine turns on and switches their bodies and then it is accidentally destroyed! Now they have to pretend to be each other until the device can be fixed. Their polar opposite personalities and lifestyles make for an interesting story as they have to work together to get through this. A strong and interesting story about friendship is one that middle grade readers (girls especially) will really enjoy. Big Sis is 11 and she powered through this book without taking a break. Anti/Hero is yet again another win from DC as an amazing coming of age graphic novel that grabs the attention of the reader from the first few pages and has you eager to find out how it will all turn out. From an interesting story, fun new characters and eye appealing illustrations Anti/Hero is a book that will be staying in our graphic novel collection for a long time.