So like pretty much most of the world I loved Julie’s Dumplin’ so very much and love the way she writes Fat and Plus Sized characters. She also just writes such great stories so I am always keen to see what she writes next.
From Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’, comes the first in a two-book origin story of Faith, a groundbreaking, plus-sized superhero from the Valiant Entertainment comics.
Faith Herbert is a pretty regular teen. When she’s not hanging out with her two best friends, Matt and Ches, she’s volunteering at the local animal shelter or obsessing over the long-running teen drama The Grove.
So far, her senior year has been spent trying to sort out her feelings for her maybe-crush Johnny and making plans to stay close to Grandma Lou after graduation. Of course, there’s also that small matter of recently discovering she can fly….
When the fictional world of The Grove crashes into Faith’s reality as the show relocates to her town, she can’t believe it when TV heroine Dakota Ash takes a romantic interest in her.
But her fandom-fueled daydreams aren’t enough to distract Faith from the fact that first animals, then people, have begun to vanish from the town. Only Faith seems able to connect the dots to a new designer drug infiltrating her high school.
But when her investigation puts the people she loves in danger, she will have to confront her hidden past and use her newfound gifts—risking everything to save her friends and beloved town.Faith: Taking Flight Synopsis
OMFG just read that synopsis. Is there anything more perfect than a fat superhero? This is what I have wanted like literally almost all my life. I am so freaking ready for it! I have recently read Not Your Sidekick which has only really made me want to read more diverse superhero stories!
Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy is out on 7 July 2020 by Balzer and Bray (Harper Collin Imprint) You can preorder your own copy at Booktopia, the Harper Collins site, or wherever you like to purchase books.