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Here's the set-up for Priscilla The Great by Sybil Nelson:
Did you ever want a blowtorch for a finger?
Meet Priscilla Sumner, an ordinary seventh grader with extraordinary gifts. As if middle school isn't hard enough, not only does Priscilla have to fight pimples and bullies, but she has to deal with genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill her and her family.
Armed with wit, strength, and a genius best friend, Priscilla must defeat the Selliwood Institute, a mysterious organization with a mission of turning children into killing machines.
About the Author:
Sybil Nelson lives in Charleston, SC. She is a former math teacher and has a master’s degree in mathematics from the College of Charleston and bachelor’s degrees from Washington and Lee University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in biostatistics and continues to write in her spare time. To date, Sybil has completed ten Young Adult novels.
The Reviewers Said:
My 12 year-old daughter read this book and LOVED it, so I'm writing this review per her instructions: Priscilla the Great was very suspenseful and a real page turner. Fun AND funny too! I really, really, REALLY want a sequel! Highly, HIGHLY recommended for kids my age.
Priscilla the Great is a wonderfully funny book! I have had the pleaure of reading this book and, as a grade school teacher, I have plans to get a copy for my classroom as well. Priss in no simpering heroine, waiting to be rescued by a cute boy. She's spunky and has a great sense of humor. Priss really is a positive role model for girls
If you don't have a young adult to buy a book for, read this yourself. I'm glad I did and am pleased that I have a place to review it and recommend it to everyone.
Priscilla the Great is an immediately engaging novel, clever, quirky, and comical. The author, Sybil Nelson, has created a character who is incredibly endearing while still feeling "real". Well, as real a a girl who can start fires with her hands could possibly be! She is exactly what you want in a heroine, especially one whose destined to develop superpower powers and live up to the novel's title.