For a very long time, I had wistfully stared at information on Strong Female Protagonist. I saw pictures on Twitter and all over the Internet, but I never bought it. Then one day, I was in Barnes and Noble, and I happened upon it, and I’m glad that I did. I’ve read it four times now, and I simply can’t get enough.
Strong Female Protagonist is about exactly that, a strong female protagonist. Alison Green is an ex-superhero, who outed herself on television because she was sick of the the way heroism was treated. She also found out some information that wasn’t super pleasing about governments possibly killing heroes who were “too good” before the public even knew about heroes.
Without going too deep, this book focuses on how Alison’s life as an ex hero affected her life after she hung up her cape; judgmental people everywhere, people who used her strength as an excuse to attack the police, and old villains attacking her at school. She realized a different type of heroism, and when a friend takes it to the extreme, she gets very angry and protective.
It’s an amazing story, that goes so far past what I’ve said. It shows a side to heroism that I haven’t experienced in reading comics, and it does so with a strong female protagonist. It’s really great, Fangirls, and you should give it a read. The book ends with some serious stuff going down, but you can read more here! You can check out Mulligan (the writer) and Ostertag (the artist) on their twitters!
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