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
GenreScience Fiction, Childrens, Comics, Superheroes, Middle Grade, Young Adult

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...
  • J
    The series has excellent characters, scenarios, and locales. But man does it suffer from pacing and plotting issues.There's a distinct lack of tension in most of the series, and this book in particular after we get a little ways past the halfway point.And, unfortunately, due to just how cool his characters and scenes are you often find yourself disinterested in the main character. As soon as it was clear that Penny was never really going to suffe...
  • 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...
  • C.T. Phipps
    And so ends the saga of Penny Akk a.k.a Bad Penny. I'm saddened by this event because I have been a huge fan of this YA series since it began with PLEASE DON'T TELL MY PARENTS I'M A SUPERVILLAIN. The fact the series is not going to be continuing with the Inscrutable Machine but spin offs like I DID NOT GIVE THAT SPIDER SUPERHUMAN INTELLIGENCE is disappointing despite how much I enjoyed it.The premise for this book is Penny Akk has had her body st...
  • Yzabel Ginsberg
    [I received a copy of this book from the publisher.]The final instalment in this series, or at least for Penny’s arc. The story picks up right after the previous volume’s cliffhanger, with Penny having to contend with her family and friends not believing ‘the evil robot’. One can only imagine the pain and sadness this is for a kid. She didn’t spend time moping, which I definitely liked, and she kept acting and taking the matter into han...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Geoffrey R.
    As much fun as the first one again.The solution to the situation was obvious by half way through but how it resolved was to be resolved was always the hook.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Matthew Whitehead
    Best series ever!I have absolutely loved every single one of these books. The only other series I can compare them to is the first one that ever really got me interested in reading (Anne McCaffrey's Pern novels, the Dragon Harper trilogy was the first time I ever found a world in a book that I loved so much that I desperately wished I could leave this world behind for it, even if it meant it would be a one way trip. Other book's worlds, both befo...
  • Chris
    Who's a Gerty Girl?!?! (or boy).This title is the second half of the story which began in Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have A Nemesis. The book is more zany fun from Richard Roberts, with oodles of characters, lots of bizarre mayhem, villainous ranting and mass destruction. If you've read the rest of the series, you know what you're in for, and this book definitely delivers. Gerty definitely does steal the show though. (view spoiler)[I would ha...
  • Seth Dwyer-frazier
    Pretty Good ConclusionI didn't quite love the end of book four. In essence the series had gotten a little too dark. Book five begins in that same dark place but builds to an ideal climax. I unreservedly recommend the series as a whole but but don't love book five as much as I did book one. Well worth reading however and my "negative" take is only because how much I loved books one through three raised the bar ridiculously high.
  • Story
    I am way too biased to write a review for this book, the only thing I'll say is...I wanted my confession.I had been wondering, speculating, and envisioning what would happen in that fateful moment, but nada. Everything else is great, very interesting and although not my favourite book in this series, definitely added some good things to the wonderful world.
  • 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.
  • Shalydra
    Satisfying end to a fun seriesInteresting character developments as Penny matures and grows despite thecircumstances she finds herself in. It was nice ro see some of the minor characters from previous boks shone as her standard cohort took a bit of a back step this time around.
  • Mel
    I love these series. Penny is a treasure, and I love the random one off historical world building in this series. This turned out a lot more quest for redemption than fight for freedom, and I enjoyed that a lot.
  • Jennifer Linsky
    I saw the end solution coming; I think everyone did. Still a satisfying culmination to this story arc.