Blaze (Or, Love in the Time of Supervillains)

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Sourcebooks Fire, Jan 10, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 309 pages
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The battle royale begins. But is Blaze ready for the fallout? Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines. All she wanted was for Mark the Soccer Stud to notice her. But not as that nerdy girl who draws comics and drives a turd-brown minivan. When her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, it definitely gets his attention. After a few hot dates Blaze is doodling hearts and contemplating her imminent girlfriend status when Mark dumps her. Blaze gets her revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark then retaliates by posting her "sext" photo, and suddenly Blaze is gigabytes deep in an epic online battle to the (social) death. That life on the sidelines is looking pretty good right about now...

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User Review  - thehidingspot - LibraryThing

I picked up Blaze (Or Love in the Time of Supervillains) because I loved the title and concept. While I felt that there were some definite rough parts of Crompton's debut, I can't say it wasn't unique ... Read full review

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User Review  - alwaysyaatheart - LibraryThing

When I saw the cover of this book and read the synopsis, I just knew I had to read this book. Blaze is a 17-year-old girl who is a senior in high school. She loves comic books and knows everything ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

When she was 17, LAURIE BOYLE CROMPTON painted her first car hot pink using 40 cans of spray paint. This turned her into an overnight icon in Butler, PA. She now lives near NYC in Queens, but maintains a secret identity in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found tromping through the forest. Visit