Who is AC? by Hope Larson Book Review

Who is AC? by Hope Larson
Illustrations by Tintin Pantoja
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 16, 2013

Lin was your average teenager, until her cell phone zaps her with powers and she becomes an instant superhero, complete with a cape. Still learning about her new abilities, while observing curfew, Lin realizes that she stopping petty crimes is not all she is going to have to do. After a run-in with a teen blogger, he dubs her Anonymous Coward, a moniker that she doesn't mind so much, although it does mean restoring her superhero reputation, which is only the beginning.

Can I write a review that just says, meh? No? Then here it goes, I like superheroes and am all for some great new heroines, but Who is AC? didn't really have that superhero feel. Lin has superpowers sure, but she doesn't seem to know what to do with them and the rules governing those powers (world building) were rather amalgamous. The villain of the story felt like a metaphor for internet warnings rather than any kind of threat. Of course, it was beautifully drawn, but in a graphic novel, the plot is just as important as the images and I just wasn't drawn into this one.