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Kiki Strike takes over
A small item in Vanity Fair magazine caught my attention recently. Girl Power by Elissa Schappell tells about a new book featuring girl super spy Kiki Strike, a black-clad, butt-kicking mysterious orphan who, when asked what she wants to be when she grows up, answers, Dangerous.
The book, called Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kristen Miller, gets a glowing review by Schappell. Apparently Strike recruits four Girl Scouts to help her take over the Shadow City (a series of catacombs under New York City) and crazy adventures ensue.
Heres where I was intrigued: writes Schappell, the Girl Scouts have such un-badge-worthy talents as explosives, disguise, computer hacking and forgery. And the book’s lessons? How To Take Advantage of Being A Girl: No one takes you seriously? Let people believe what they want to believe, and the element of surprise will always work in your favor, as well as How To Catch a Lie and How To Get What You Want.
Anyone had a chance to read this book? Id love a first-hand account. Kiki Strike, where were you when I was growing up reading Sweet Valley High and the Baby-sitters Club?
Heres her website.