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Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots

Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots - 'Seanan McGuire',  'Jim C. Hines',  'Carrie Vaughn' A fun and snarky 3.5 Stars

What do you mix the power to animate cloth representations (i.e. doll and teddy bears) of humans and animals with a sarcastic and reluctant super-hero? You get Velveteen, the hero of this fiercely imaginative and entertaining book.

I could say this was a full on 4 star book for a few simple reasons. While the story was entertaining, it was disjointed and lacked some focus. This may be a bit unfair as I have learned that these were stories the author had posted on her website and ultimately put together into a book. This explains the holes in the story. That aside, the characters are very entertaining and the superpowers are very specific (an entertaining) with power rankings.

My favorite part of this book was the satirical nature of the stories. As a reluctant superhero, most of what our MC says is a riff on Comic books and superheroes. Neither Velveteen or the author takes herself very serious. Entertaining all around. I recommend this book.