Author: Sybil Nelson
Release Date: April 2011
Published By: Little Prince Publishing
Goodreads Rating: 4.24 stars
Review: Seventh-grader Priscilla Sumner has to deal with more than just the typical trials of middle school. In addition to pimples and bullies, she needs to use her extraordinary gifts to defeat genetically enhanced assassins who want to kill her and her family, and destroy the evil Selliwood Institute. But that's not all - she must also work out the secrets her entire family has been hiding from her, and what she finds out changes everything.
One of the best aspects of PRISCILLA THE GREAT were the characters. The book had a rich, colorful cast, each person with his or her own perfectly developed personality. My favorite character was Priscilla, because she was such a spunky, kick-butt protagonist that I had a blast reading about her. Her voice was fresh and pulled me right in from the very start, with her hilarious wise-cracks and sarcastic tendencies, but also with how very real and feeling she could be.
Though I found this book to be fun, the plot definitely had a fast pace and there was a lot of action. Behind the witty narration, the story was suspenseful and kept me flipping pages (or rather, clicking through them on my Kindle!) to see what would happen next. Sometimes cliffhanger endings really annoy me, but I felt like it worked well with this book, and I definitely now want to read the next book.
This is an awesome and fun middle grade read that anyone can enjoy! From the richly developed characters to the epic action, PRISCILLA THE GREAT holds your attention from beginning to end. Even without the cliffhanger ending, I would still want to read the next book. These books felt a bit on the young side to me, but I think people of all ages could have fun reading this. I recommend it to anyone who wants a funny yet action-packed read!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. This is no way affected my review or opinion of this book.