Joe Sergi has crafted a tale that is sure to strike a chord with all those who have adventure in their heart.
Bridgeton, MO (PRWEB) April 1, 2010
Imagine living up to a legacy that no one can remember. Sky Girl and the Superheroic Legacy, a new young adult novel from Joe Sergi, tells the story of DeDe Christopher, an ordinary teenager with an extraordinary destiny. After she develops the powers of a fictional superhero, DeDe must deal with capes, apes, and aliens to find a way to live up to a legacy that no one can remember and become Sky Girl.
Sergi wrote Sky Girl and the Superheroic Legacy for his young daughter, Elizabeth. Sergi explains, “As a comic fan, I wanted to bring my daughter into my world. As a father, I wanted a strong role model for her. Sky Girl presents both.” Megan Sherrier, Teach for America Corps Member, '08, agrees, "Sky Girl presents a great message with positive role models that are accessible to students. I would gladly give Sky Girl to any one of my middle school students." But the story goes beyond a positive message. Michael Schwartz, creator of the webcomic Oceanverse, says, “Sky Girl flies off the page with an exuberance that is somewhat lacking in today's young adult fiction. Joe Sergi has crafted a tale that is sure to strike a chord with all those who have adventure in their heart.” And Shawn Pryor, founder of PKD Media, says that the novel possesses “classic comic book storytelling that pushes the envelope of fantasy & tradition with lavish characters, plot twists and a good literary use of applying a MacGuffin to a story.” Mike Imboden, creator and writer of Digital Webbing's Fist of Justice, says, "Sky Girl has the potential to become a Harry Potter of the super-hero scene.” Steve Younis from the Superman Homepage calls the book, "a thrill-a-minute read that is sure to please both male and female readers alike." And Brian Carr, co-owner of Resolution Comics, says, "Sky Girl is on par with Neil Gaiman’s Interworld. I dare you not to fall in love with this book."
About the Author
Mr. Sergi lives outside of Washington, DC with his wife, Yee, and daughter, Elizabeth. He has published comics, short stories, and articles in the romance, horror, science fiction, and superhero genres. A complete list of Mr. Sergi’s publications can be found at http://www.joesergi.net. To arrange a book signing or interview, contact the author at joesergi(at)cox(dot)net.