Thursday, April 23, 2020

A Must Read for Young DC and Graphic Novel Fans: Anti/Hero is DC’s Next Middle Grade Graphic Novel -- Available Now! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


"OMG, the artwork is stunning!" is what my 8.5 year old daughter said when she started flipping through this book, after receiving an advanced copy in the mail a couple of weeks ago. She is a huge DC Comics fan thanks to her Daddy, who got her and her sister hooked on the books, comics and movies.  And, since DC started releasing these graphic novels, she has a nice little collection going of of graphic novels featuring both male and female superheroes.

She was quick to show me the book, and I had to agree that the illustrations that filled the pages of this new graphic novel were amazing and so full of color and life, that they felt like they were jumping off the pages.  My daughter was quick to sit down and read this book cover to cover in under a half hour, and once she was done, she came to give me her thoughts. I knew it was a hit, as she was smiling as she walked towards me, and then put the book down on the kitchen counte,r before gleefully giving me two thumbs up. She really liked how this graphic novel was about a female superhero and loved how Piper and Sloane, who are total opposites end up switching bodies and are forced to live each others lives.  My daughter said she started to think about what life would be like if this happened to her and her sister or even a friend.  She wondered what things she would encounter and if a body/life switch would be fun or full of stress.  As she continued on about the book, I could tell she really enjoyed it.  She was talking a mile a minute and then throwing in a lot of what if's.  She was able to pull out the themes of the book which included gratitude and empathy and how the girls were able to see things from another's perspective during the body swap.  

Not only were the illustrations out of this world amazing, but the story itself was fun and made for a great read. My oldest daughter ended up reading this book after, as her sister wouldn't stop talking about it, and she wanted to see for herself why it was so good. And, when she was done reading, they had a blast talking about their favorite parts, and what it would be like if they swapped places. If you have a child who loves superhero type books, DC Comics or is into graphic novels, then I highly recommend the new release ANTI/HERO, available now from DC.

More about Anti/Hero:
"Piper Parajo and Sloane MacBrute are two 13-year-old girls with very different lives but very similar secrets. At school, Piper is pretty and popular, upbeat and always willing to help out her friends, whereas Sloane is a loaner, smart and snarky but with zero friends and zero interest in having any. Outside of the classroom, Piper is strong, really strong, like ripping the doors off of cars strong. She longs to be a superhero and tries to use her powers to do good, even if she tends to leave a massive mess in her wake. Sloane on the other hand is smart, like evil-genius level smart, and in order to provide for her mother, she puts those smarts to use for her villainous grandfather.
When a mission to steal an experimental technological device brings the two girls face-to-face with each other, the device sparks, and the girls switch bodies! Now they must live in each other's shoes as they figure out a way to switch back.

A tale of new faces and switched places. Check out our exclusive breakdown of Anti/Hero!"
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Anti Hero
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (April 14, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401293255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401293253
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8 inches

About the Author:

Kate Karyus Quinn is first and foremost an avid reader and unapologetic booknerd. Although, she mostly reads YA and romance, she often samples different genres in her constant search for the next great read. She currently lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband, three children, and a 100 pound dog. Her previous work includes titles Not HungryThe Show Must Go OnDown with the ShineAnother little Piece and more. 

Demitria Lunetta began collecting comicbooks when she was eight years old and hasn't looked back since; she even mether husband at comic-con. Demitria is the author of the young adult books The Fade, Bad Blood, and the sci-fi duology In the After and In the End. This isher first graphic novel and her first middle-grade book. Find her on twitter,facebook, and on her site at

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. The kids would love this one it looks really good.
    Heather [email protected]

  2. This looks like a fantastic book for kids.

  3. My nieces would love this book! I have to get it for them!

  4. My oldest granddaughter would enjoy this book a lot.