The She-Hulk Diaries by Marta Acosta
Rating: 2/5 stars
#52Challenge prompt: a book with a green spine
I really didn’t know where to put this review. It’s a prose novel about a Marvel superhero, who has otherwise only appeared in comic books. So here we go…
The She-Hulk Diaries came out in 2013, amidst one of those “women read comic books too!” attempts both Marvel and DC have tried multiple times. They’ve only recently succeeded in having any traction with this — and by “they,” I mean DC. They’ve smartly hired already famous YA authors with built-in audiences like Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, and Sarah J. Mass.
The She-Hulk Diaries is dressed “for ladies” only. She-Hulk, our star character, is green skinned and wears purple. The book’s spine is lime green, the front cover purple with white curly and diary fonts, and features a single tube of rolled out green lipstick and the Marvel logo at the bottom. Someone gave Acosta the direction of Bridget Jones’ Diary with a superhero, which is exactly what this book is in plot and writing style. Continue reading “The She-Hulk Diaries Book Review”