Told in Clara’s clever, funny, and strikingly authentic voice, the novel kicks off a new series by inviting readers into this memorable character’s inventive mind to share in her misadventures. Annotated with Clara’s comic sketches, it’s a fast-paced read with a spot-on perspective of life as a 10-year-old that kids will surely relate to.


"Clara's supposed super powers make for quite an interesting storyline. The characters are well-developed, and the story is interesting. .. Recommended. "

- Canadian Review of Materials

"Humphrey succeeds in establishing a likable heroine, a spunky comic book fan with a wild imagination. .. A solid start to a new series. Clara Humble proves she doesn't need superpowers to win over young readers. "

- School Library Journal

"Will be understood by middle school readers. "

- Resource Links

"Author Anna Humphrey has done a wonderful job of telling a story that many children will be able to identify with: things happen that we have no control over and we need to learn how to cope. This book is sprinkled with adorable illustrations that depict Clara's comic strip and how she sees the world around her. This book will help students know they are not alone in how they feel and what they are dealing with. Recommended. "

- School Library Connection

"A good antidote to the feeling most kids (and adults!) will find familiar: that the world is out of their control. .. A promising beginning to a new series about a spirited character who is discovering her real strengths. "

- Kirkus Reviews

"Beautiful and fun. .. A worthy addition to the growing field of doodle-illustrated middle-grade novels. "

- Booklist

"Humphrey's new series starring Clara Humble as a plucky young cartoonist tackles the big challenges facing kids like friendship, anger, competition, and change with honesty and humor. ..delightful. ..hilarious super hero hijinks that kids will love. "

- The Midwest Book Review

"A funny and touching story through which young readers may explore their own feelings of helplessness and frustration. "

- Canadian Children's Book News

"Subtly thought-provoking. .. Humphrey - and Clara - have staked out their own comic territory. "

- Quill & Quire