Book Review: Primer by Jennifer Muro, Thomas Krajewski, & Gretel Lusky (2020)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

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four out of five stars

(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley lego star wars building instructions for free. Content warning for child abuse.)

Twelve-year-old Ashley has had a pretty crappy life. Thrown into the foster system after her abusive, career criminal father was finally caught, she’s been shuffled through five foster families in two years fremde instagram story downloaden. So you can understand her skepticism when she’s introduced to newbie foster parents Kitch and Yuka Nolan.

They quickly hit it off, though: Ashley and Yuka share a love of football (go Knights!), and Kitch is an art teacher at a community college, which dovetails nicely with Ashley’s penchant for illicit nighttime street art feuerwerk geräusche herunterladen. Before you can say Bansky, Ashley has a second family, a new friend (Luke, a classmate at Angelou Middle School – nice! – who’s seriously into wigs), and a mentor who loves art as much as she does herunterladen.

But things quickly go sideways when Yuka brings her work home … literally and covertly microsoft office word 2016 kostenlosen. A geneticist at Zecromax Labs who holds multiple degrees (again, nice!), Yuka was involved in the development of body paint that interacts with human DNA to grant its wearer superpowers kostenlose herunterladen apps. Part of a top secret government program called Project Warpaint, Yuka’s having a crisis of conscience over how the army will (mis-)use this technology – so she deletes the research and steals the paints, replacing them with fakes herunterladen.

Being a nosy almost-teenager, Ashley quickly discovers Yuka’s secret cache – and transforms into the superhero Primer (with a little costuming help from Luke) how can I download songs from youtube. But the army is keen to get its weapon back, and Yuka and Ashley’s good intentions have put them in the crosshairs of a rogue agent called Strack whatsapp über play store herunterladen. It’s up to Primer to protect her found family – but is this so-called “bad seed” up to the task? (Spoiler alert: Yes. Yes, she is. She is also adorable and sweet and almost makes me want to have kids of my own. Okay not really but you get my gist.)

Primer is a superhero story with heart and gumption and every gorram color in the rainbow. The storyline is maybe a little predictable, but delightful as heck. I love Ashley and Kitch and Yuka and Luke, and their relationships with one another.

The art – vibrant, arresting, and bursting with color – is really what takes Primer to the next level. Like, it’s jaw-dropping. Ashley, short and squat and oh-so-sure of herself, is crazy adorable, and her found family is pretty captivating too.

So many of Muro and Krajewski’s choices are inspired, from the limitless superhero combinations granted by the paints, right down to Luke’s passion and the namesake of his middle school. So much love all around.

I really hope this is the beginning of a new series at DC; I’m gonna be disappointed if we don’t get to see more of Ashley and her posse.

That said, don’t listen to Kitch, vegan lasagna is heckin’ delicious, okay.

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