Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Review: Priscilla the Great

Title: Priscilla the Great
Author: Sybil Nelson
Date Released: December 15th, 2010
Pages: 276
Rating: 5 out of 5

Meet Priscilla Sumner, an ordinary seventh grader with extraordinary gifts. As if middle school isn’t hard enough, not only does Priscilla have to fight pimples and bullies, but genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill her and her family. Armed with wit, strength, and a genius best friend, Priscilla must defeat the Selliwood Institute, an organization dead set on turning children into killing machines.

Add an older brother annoyingly obsessed with Christina Aguilera, mischievous baby twin brothers who could scare the sin off of Satan, and parents more puzzling than a Rubik’s cube in the Bermuda triangle and expect a smoking page-turner!

I totally agree with the description, Priscilla the Great was definitely a page-turner!  At first I was a little hesitant because it didn't seem like a lot was happening.  The beginning was more of just about Priscilla and her normal life and how she's adjusting to these powers that just randomly show up one day.  BUT!  When the action starts happening, things started picking up.

Another thing that was great about Priscilla the Great was that it was really funny!  Priscilla is such a hilarious character that she would totally make you laugh out loud while you read.  She definitely made me laugh.  Her whole family was actually pretty funny too, from her overprotective dad to her mischievous little twin brothers who shoot their snot at things, and sometimes even people. 

Even though Priscilla developed superpowers, she's still a pretty normal girl and I think that anyone can relate to her.  Even though she's not totally normal, she still has crushes on boys, has to go to school, gets made fun of, and has a best friend.  Speaking of Priscilla's best friend, Tai, she's like supersmart and I think the greatest friend that anyone could ever wish for.  She's always there for Priscilla when Priscilla has a problem, whether it's about boys or her family. 

I also wanted to add that I thought the superpowers were definitely cool in this book because in most stories you read, the person has like one power, but in this one they can have multiple superpowers!  For example, Priscilla has fire power, can hear other people's thoughts, and I think that she also has superstrength.

I really liked this book and would recommend it to other people who are looking for a book to knock their socks off.  I'm not sure if it's exactly young adult, but it's really funny and has some good action scenes, which I really enjoyed.  It's also a pretty light read and if you're looking for a change from depressing love stories or vampires, I think that you'll like it and probably end up laugh your head off :D

Cover Review:
The cover is really cool!  I like how it has the chalk board because Priscilla is still in school.  It's also totally awesome how there fire coming out of the finger because it totally represents Priscilla since it is one of her powers :)

Cleo :)

*Description from
**Review copy sent by author (PDF file version).  Thank you Sybil Nelson for the copy!

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds like so much fun! I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I enjoyed your review. :)


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