Monday, June 12, 2017

SuperMutant Magic Academy

SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki, 274 pages

At the SuperMutant Magic Academy (a cross between Hogwarts and Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters), the kids all take classes in using their superpowers, as well as regular old English, science, and math classes. But unlike the Potterverse and the Marvel universe — where extraordinary things happen to kids with extraordinary abilities — the students in Tamaki's book are just teenagers dealing with regular teenage problems: acne, finding a date to the big dance, and simply suffering through adolescence. Told in a series of vignettes, the characters are refreshingly relatable. A clever series of short tales.

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