Book Review: St Viper's School for Super Villains. The Riotous Rocket Ship Robbery

St Viper's School for Super Villains; The Riotous Rocket Ship Robbery, written by Kim Donovan and with illustrations by Anthony Petherick Button, is the first novel in a new children's fantasy series. At St Viper's School for Super Villains it is good to be bad. Demon kid really wants to be bad, and show his father and the rest of the world, that he can be a world class super villain. but Demon Kid's father is a tough act to follow, and upper class-men are sinister in their own way. Can demon kid and his new friends prove their worth, and survive the semester?

St Viper's School for Super Villains; is a fun and fast read about fitting in, finding yourself, and being evil (in a good way). Demon Kid, Stretch, Shrink, and Wolfboy might not have the most original names; but their childhood antics and grand schemes make up for it. Although, I have to think that in a world full of super heroes and villains I have to imagine that the best names would run out fairly quickly. There is no deep character exploration before the action starts, but there are glimpses as the story goes on. I like the quick pace and humor that is a constant through out the book.

I do recommend St Viper's School for Super Villains to readers that like fantasy, space, comic books, and stories about the underdog having a day of glory. Young readers will quickly become involved in the story and will enjoy it greatly. i think it will appeal particularly to those that complain about other books being 'slow' or 'boring', because nothing they find in this book is either.
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