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Booyah! Books on Secret Agent Superwomen

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June 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the acclaimed Disney television show Kim Possible, a staple of my childhood and one of the shows that marked the era as the golden age of Disney Channel originals (along with my other favourites: The Proud Family, Lizzie McGuire, and American Dragon: Jake Long).

Kim Possible had everything—the titular character was a cheerleader-super-spy with brilliant scientist parents and annoying/endearing twin brothers, a goofy best friend and his pet naked mole rat, a hilarious and vaguely inept supervillain, and his much cooler and way more competent henchwoman (who now has a filter in her name on Tiktok).

There was also loads of comedy and action, a great theme song and instantly recognizable ringtone, and memorable catchphrases (such as Ron’s “Booyah!” and Kim’s “So, what’s the sitch?”).

It also got a live-action film in 2019, but we’re going to pretend that doesn’t exist.

Kim Possible wasn’t just your average comedy-action animated TV show though. Kim was cool, both her parents were clever and supported her endeavors and intelligence, and Kim was allowed to have dimension: to be a cheerleader, a skilled martial artist, a good friend, a daughter to loving parents, a sometimes frustrated but ultimately loving older sister, a superhero, and feminine as well as smart and sporty.

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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley–Hannah Tinti

Image result for the twelve lives of samuel hawleyThe Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is a brilliant domestic suspense novel about Samuel and his teenage daughter Loo. There are twelve gun shot wounds on Sam’s body, behind each, there is a story that still haunts Sam in the present. Trying his hardest to be a good father and shielding Loo from what the criminal past might bring, Sam could not stop Loo from uncovering bits and pieces of her mother mysterious death from her grandmother. This book is a love story, a family story, and a thriller. Besides the actions, deep emotions intertwine around grief, confusion, loss, and longing.

I read the advanced readers copy and could not put it down. This book will be published in March this year, it is definitely a page turner.