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I’m excited to share with you the first book in the DC Super Hero Girls series, Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee.
Before I share my thoughts, read a little bit about the book —Wonder Woman at Super Hero High
by Lisa Yee
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers Release date : March 1st, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Source: The Publisher | Format: Hardcover
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This groundbreaking new middle grade series follows DC Comics' most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains . . . as high schoolers. At Super Hero High, the galaxy's most powerful teens nurture their powers and master the fundamentals of what it means to be a hero.
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Why did I pick it up?
Even though my knowledge about all the superheroes out there is sub-par, I thought it would be fun to read about them in a High School setting; getting to know one another and honing their powers. At the core of it all, super hero’s are (theoretically) human and don’t just become superheroes overnight, right!?
Describe the book in 5 words
Funny. Sweet. Powerful. Kind. Smart.
Who was your favorite character, and why?
Wonder Woman, of course! She has this naive side to her – not in a bad way – but because she’s lived on Paradise Island with her mother, Hippolyta, all her life. She doesn’t have the best social skills, doesn’t understand sarcasm, and really doesn’t understand boys! It was comical but in that sweet, endearing way. She has a strong heart and is rather smart too. I loved seeing her “break out” of her shell as the story progresses. She learns a lot about herself, and others, along the way too!
Who would LOVE Wonder Woman at Super Hero High?
Who wouldn’t!? But even if you aren’t a HUGE superhero fan, I recommend it. There are a lot of powerful themes in this book; about what makes a superhero, friendships and family too. It also tackles regular “high school” issues about fitting in, teasing and the like. So I think it’ll appeal to all ages.
But do you wanna see Harley Quinn in high school? How about Beastboy or Green Lantern? YUP.
On another note, there the mystery as to who is harassing Super Woman and wants her gone from Super Hero High. It ties a few of them together (we meet Lois Lane!) and you will pretty much suspect everyone.
Are there Illustrations?
Not really, but the pages have blue polka dots on the side and the chapter headers are Wonder Woman’s star at the top!
I adored this book! It was fun, witty and I loved seeing Wonder Woman grow throughout the book into her own. The ending left us knowing who the second book is about, and THAT will be fun!
Tell me your thoughts
- Does his sound like something you’d enjoy?
- Which superhero would you most excited to read about!?