I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sugar Hero by Michael Dahl
Series: Princess Candy #1
Published by Capstone on July 1st 2010
Genres: Graphic Novel
On Halo Nightly's eleventh birthday, her Aunt Pandora gives her a collection of jars filled with brightly colored candies. Soon she learns that the candies give her the incredible powers of nature. Halo uses the powers to combat Doozie Hiss, a rival student with superpowered hair.
I love the start to this series Princess Candy – with a play off of the name Pandora from mythology and a box of goodies. The idea of candies that give you superpowers is lots of fun and a bit silly that it will definitely appeal to children. I love the extra goodies at the end of the book. They give a villain profile and make it look like a nutritional fact box you’d find on food. There’s also some great puzzlers that have the answers upside down. For the teachers and librarians, there are some great discussion questions, writing prompts and even a glossary for terms children may not know. I also love how appealing these graphic novels look. They really make you stop and look at them because frankly, they look cool and fun.