Synopsis: Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey! (via Goodreads)
I enjoyed this graphic novel, both for the adventure and for the message. Kamala is tired of being an outsider in her school, so she wishes to be special. It’s a typical but inventive story of “be careful what you wish for.” From that aspect, Ms. Marvel is inspiring!
The art is lovely, detailed but not heavily so. I enjoyed some of the funny text on cereal boxes and building sides. That’s one reason I like reading digital graphic novels. I can enlarge the frame without my reading glasses. Who knew I’d be getting into this story form as a grandmother!
I read this during the July 24 in 48 Readathon, and it’s a great strategy for me. When the typical books and ebooks are tiring me, a graphic novel is the perfect antidote.
I recommend Ms. Marvel for tweens and above, especially those who have feelings of not fitting in. Isn’t that all of us at some point?