Kitsch Reads “Dreadnought” by April Daniels – Preview by Benjamin Gallagher
Happy Pride Month! I chose to read “Dreadnought” by April Daniels because it’s about a transgender person. Pride is about celebrating the entire LGBTQ community. Look forward to a full book review coming out later this month! As for now enjoy this brief preview of the book:
“I see a world that is terrified of me. Terrified of someone who would reject manhood. Terrified of a girl who knows who she is and what she’s capable of. They are small, and they are weak, and they will not hurt me ever again. My name is Danielle Tozer. I am a girl. No one is strong enough to take that from me anymore.”
Danielle says to herself. Danielle Tozer is a transgender teen, and a lesbian, and a superhero, who wants to save the world…maybe. First, she needs to decide whether or not to come out to her parents. Shame and disappointment suppress the truth. Will Dreadnought’s superpowers empower her or just make things more difficult?
The book’s main theme is insecurity. Danielle must find the strength to confront everyone about her identity. The world either accepts the truth or wants to change it. Supervillain Utopia is amongst the ones that want to change it.
April Daniels, the author, presents these challenges to the reader in poetic scenes. Danielle discovers emotional boundaries through the physicality of her superhero powers. These scenes build the climax where Danielle must decide whether or not to save the world.
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