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Worm by Wildbow

Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .

A complete novel.
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the worm turns

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Sep 28, 2011: An intriguing, ambiguous situation has been set up here: a bullied, miserable incognito superpowered teen finding the friends she never had among the minor supervillain gang she plans to infiltrate and betray.

The matter of fact way she deals with her unhappy life comes through poignantly (there is a sense of emotions being muffled and deeply suppressed to the extent that it affects her judgement about other things), action scenes have vivid, solid detail, and cityscapes establish atmosphere. Technically, the [more . . .]

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Excellent storycrafting.

By Jaeger, member

Oct 6, 2014: I’ve always had a place in my heart for villainous/anti-hero fiction in which the ends justify the means. Worm meets that itch and more.

The scope of the story begins small, with a teenaged girl who possesses super powers that, at first, seem rather tame in comparison to her peers. She controls bugs. Very cool and creepy but not exactly laser-beam-eyes or knocking-down-buildings powerful.

The author wisely spends time at this smaller [more . . .]

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