Two teenage girls undergoing the travails of growing up through friendship that gets strained at times, homework, boys – and parents. With the addition that Erica is one of a group of Superheroes called Vigils. The story is told by Louise, her less confident and assured friend and supporter, whose more normal life is a delightful contrast to and grounding both of the flying and fire-burning Erica and the story itself.
It’s fun and quirky and, due to Louise’s normalcy and problems with the super attractive and accomplished friend, definitely not too fantastical. Although the story is told by Louise, revolving around Erica and her exploits, for me the real story was Louise’s own – understated as she sees herself. Yet where would Erica have been without Louise’s solid, if at times embarrassed and uncomfortable, support
And where is the heroine or hero that never trips up and never has to rely on that support?