New superhero in town!

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Many thanks to Bookish First for a copy of Ikenga. I've been a fan of Nnedi Okorafor since discovering her Binti and Akata Witch series within the past year. Ikenga may fall more into the middle school audience, but adults who appreciate superheroes will enjoy this story. Some of the themes will be familiar (powers bestowed upon a young person, vengeance and redemption, recognition that things might not be what they seem), but they're also timeless. The names of the criminals in the story and some of the action scenes are vivid and exciting (and also funny at times), the depiction of our young superhero/protagonist, Nnamdi, is honest and sensitively written - he's flawed, he's learning, he's hurt, he's maturing, he's young. The pace of the book really took off by the end as Nnamdi was closing in on the culprit - and this part seemed a bit rushed compared to the rest of the story, but I'm excited to see what's happens in his next adventure.