Author: Sarvenaz Tash
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 6/14/16
Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Archie and Veronica. Althena and Noth.…Graham and Roxy?
Graham met his best friend, Roxy, when he moved into her neighborhood eight years ago and she asked him which Hogwarts house he’d be sorted into. Graham has been in love with her ever since.
But now they’re sixteen, still neighbors, still best friends. And Graham and Roxy share more than ever—moving on from their Harry Potter obsession to a serious love of comic books.
When Graham learns that the creator of their favorite comic, The Chronicles of Althena, is making a rare appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con, he knows he must score tickets. And the event inspires Graham to come up with the perfect plan to tell Roxy how he really feels about her. He’s got three days to woo his best friend at the coolest, kookiest con full of superheroes and supervillains. But no one at a comic book convention is who they appear to be…even Roxy. And Graham is starting to realize fictional love stories are way less complicated than real-life ones.
Okay, I was kind of disappointed by this book. I was immediately drawn in by the adorable cover, title and synopsis. The text that was introducing each chapter was super cute and definitely superhero quality. The main character was, I thought, highly relatable. The novel was also a decent length and I think would be great for read-a-thons or evacuating a reading slump.
On the other hand, I simply was not feeling very invested in the plot. I found it to be a bit dry in some spots, yet speedy in others. I think it was more out of my own personal taste that I gave it three stars. I thought is was cute, but I wouldn’t read it again.