Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her (Please Don't Tell My Parents #5) by Richard Roberts

Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her (Please Don't Tell My Parents #5)

Middle school supervillain Penny Akk has defeated every challenge thrown against her. She has bested heroes, villains, weirdos who can't make up their minds, robots, aliens, friends, rivals, enemies, natural disasters, secret admirers, and her own shyness.Now she has only one opponent left.Her own super power....and the other Penny who stole it.

Details Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her (Please Don't Tell My Parents #5)

TitlePlease Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her (Please Don't Tell My Parents #5)
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherCuriosity Quills Press
GenreFantasy, Supernatural, Science Fiction, Humor, Childrens

Reviews Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her (Please Don't Tell My Parents #5)

  • Ihaia Tichborne
    Disappointing but predictable end to the seriesThe first half of the book has the main character Penny interacting almost exclusively with side characters or new characters that come across as jokes more than people. It picks up immediately after the events of the previous book, reinforcing my view that they should have just been one novel. Overall, most of the first half seems like filler. The author abandons some things I loved about the series...
  • Scott
    I BelieveRobert Richards delivers exactly what I was hoping for in Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her. The fourth book in Penny Justice Akk's story follows the girl with a dented heart of gold in her back pocket and a heart of steel in her chest as she journeys to find out if she has what it takes to be a real girl once again. Even tone and excellent pacing make this a marvelous read and every bit as fun as all of Penny's other adventur...
  • Sean Duggan
    A fitting end to the seriesWhat can I say without spoiling the twists and turns of this book? It's good. Really good. Penny faces not only physical challenges and hazards, but psychological and philosophical ones. She has to literally fight her inner demons and decide who she is. Hero, villain, daughter, friend, girlfriend, icon, force of change... and if she's not careful, winning will lose everything.Getting into slight spoilers, in this book, ...
  • Dan
    Mostly good.This series has always been silly, but I think the animatronic goat sequences may have pushed it past fun-silly to having-a-hard-time-believing-this-silly. Also, the giant black goat head logos in the chapter headers seemed like an odd aesthetic choice.I also was uncertain about some plot points. (view spoiler)[It seems like there could have been several good resolutions to this problem. Most obviously, Meatbag Penny could have used h...
  • Matt
    The velociraptors. That's when I stopped worrying and knew that this would be the perfect end to the Penny Akk series, as good as if not better than any of the other books. The whole story is told from Penny's viewpoint, trapped in a robot body. There is randomness and enough odd moments that it feels like there truly is a whole odd world out there that this story just touches. There's some deep thinking on the nature of people. There's also FABU...
  • William Howe
    Deeper than expectedWhile the whimsical, borderline manic, tone remains, there are some deeper concepts at work. Gerty Goat is an awesome sidekick and Ampexia provides much needed balance to the team.It dragged a bit at times. Mainly because of the existential stuff that, while necessary, made for tough reading.Spoiler************I also kept wondering why everyone didn’t realize the Machine was an excellent judge of who was real. That may have ...
  • Keith
    Overall, a good conclusion to the series, with twists I did not expect. I didn't find it as funny and engaging as the first 4 books in the series, mostly because I didn't "get" a lot of the humor. There were a lot of jokes, but many of them fell flat for me. I think I may be the wrong age and gender for this book. Which is odd, because the first 4 were great.
  • Dion Crump
    A great wrapA wonderful conclusion to Bad Penny and the inscrutable Machine. I did miss her mad science fugues and over the top mad science in this installment, but that was to be expected with the way the last book ended.
  • gavin
    A fitting conclusionAn excellent finish to something that was certainly hard to end. He managed to avoid the pitfall of most stories with position subversion plots which is the feeling of hopelessness at a loss of control by using his unique world to allow penny to maintain control over herself and continue to act.