Othergirl, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Louise and Erica have been best friends since forever.

They're closer than sisters and depend on each other for almost everything.

Just one problem: Erica has superpowers. When Erica isn't doing loop-the-loops in the sky or burning things with her heat pulse powers, she needs Louise to hold her non-super life together.

After all, the girls still have homework, parents and boys to figure out.

But being a superhero's BFF is not easy, especially as trouble has a way of seeking them out.

Soon Louise discovers that Erica might be able to survive explosions and fly faster than a speeding bullet, but she can't win every fight by herself.

Life isn't a comic book - it's even crazier than that.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9781783440610

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The main character in this high school coming of age novel is the girl who's best friend is becoming a superhero. The main character and her friend are nicely developed and have a good story about friendship and growing up and how you don't have to be the best to be good enough. The plot itself is a little cliche but the main character is generally interesting enough to support it, even when coming plot points are telegraphed so clearly that a blind chimp would see them. In general, though, it's a really great book about the kid realising that you don't need to be super, you can just be you and that can be enough. And there are some nice little nods to geek and comic culture in here that were appreciated. The plot is, though, practically transparent. The character the MC instantly dislikes is the main villain who is going to destroy the superheroes because he dislikes capitalism? A bit old-school there. There's also this one side character who is a walking black stereotype, down to talking in a weird accent. He is the definite low point of the book.

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