Victor Spoil has one major problem, he’s not bad enough. His parents are supers, supervillains to be exact. The Spoil Sports. Poor Victor has tried being bad: running with scissors (fail! doesn’t everyone wear a helmet?), not eating his peas (fail! just think of all the vitamin k AND fiber), not washing behind his ears (fail! it just felt wrong). After many attempts (“go to your room and don’t come out until your dessert is all gone!”) and tutors, Victor discovers that his parents have arranged for him to be the apprentice to The Smear. What is a twelve-year-old who hates messes to do with a supervillain who super power is to make messes? And, did you know that super battles are staged like wrestling?!?! So begins Victor’s journey with many twists and turns.

How to Be a Supervillain by Michael Fry was so fun to read and is written with many pictures to enhance the story (in the style of Big Nate or Diary of a Wimpy Kid)! I had more than one request to know what I was laughing about and ended up reading multiple sections out loud. Look forward to meeting many supers, both heroes and villains. Professor Tuba, Catman Fu, Lasso Girl, Pollinator and more…

Polly R.