Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) is at turns funny, cringe-worthy and heartbreaking. What starts as a fun story about a superhero-obsessed girl with a crush turns into a heartwrenching tale of bullying that will have you reaching for the tissues. Don’t miss out.

The only benefit of driving her little brother and his buddies to soccer practice is that it gives comic book-obsessed Blaze access to hottie coach Mark. When Mark finally notices her, she’s excited, but their date isn’t what she expects. Blaze decides to get revenge, comic-book style. And Mark’s retribution is even worse. (SOURCEBOOKS, Feb., 320 pp., $8.99, ISBN: 9781402273438, PB, 13 & Up)
Reviewed by: 
Marie Bongiorno