[note note_color=”#008FC0″ text_color=”#ffffff”]Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee • March 1, 2016 • Random House Books for Young Readers
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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.
Wonder Woman isn’t like most high school students. Super Hero High isn’t like most high schools.
Wonder Woman is an Amazon warrior and princess. She has never left her home on Paradise Island. But she wants to be a super hero—the best super hero she can be. At Super Hero High, shae has to juggle intense training, new friendships, and a roommate who shares every embarrassing moment on social media. Not to mention…Wonder Woman has never seen a boy before.
This is going to be harder than she thought.[/note]
The wonderful folks at Random House asked me if I wanted to take part in a blog tour for Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, and you bet my answer was a YES. How can you say no to Wonder Woman? You absolutely cannot. Now, let me tell you all about the awesomeness of this cute book!
[note note_color=”#BFD1D1″ text_color=”#ffffff”]I received this book for free from Random House for blog tour + review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.[/note]
First sentence: “It was barely the third week of school, and already someone had been expelled.”
Every kid wants to go to a magical school like Hogwarts or Super Hero High. Wonder Woman wants to too.
In this Middle Grade book, Wonder Woman has big plans to be one of the best superheroes ever, and to be the best, she wants to go to a school that’ll help her become that and even more. If that means she has to leave Paradise Island, the only place she’s ever known, she’ll do it. With her mother’s blessings, she sets off on an adventure that’ll help her become a great superhero, make wonderful lifetime-lasting friendships, learn to deal with “mean” girls (who Wonder Woman probably doesn’t see as being mean on the account of her trusting nature), find out who’s been leaving threatening notes to her, and much more.
Why Everyone Should Read
Wonder Woman at Super Hero High
- Wonder Woman is the star!
Wonder Woman is a delight! Here’s this girl, who lived her whole life isolated on an island full of Amazonian warriors, and she just want to go into the world and be the best she can be. She’s very friendly and enthusiastic. She has the best intentions and wants to succeed, putting 110% in everything she does. Going to a new school for the very first time, she has to learn the way the school works and how people speak. When classmates make sarcastic comments or jokes, Wonder Woman doesn’t understand it, and takes on the literal meaning of whatever they’re saying. (She’s like Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy.) She’s super endearing.
I admire her so much, and I can see young girls looking up to her as well.
- You get to see Wonder Woman make friends with other superheroes-in-training.
Wonder Woman meets a lot of awesome girls you may or may not recognize like Bumblebee, Katana, Harley Quinn, Hawkgirl, and Barbara Gordon. I was so thrilled to see these characters appear. I love that Wonder Woman found a group of girls who she can rely on her and show her the ropes.
The book doesn’t go into depth about these other characters, but they are easily recognizable by their names and superpowers. For a young reader, this is a great way to be introduced to DC characters.
- It sends great messages that are entirely relatable to young and older readers.
All readers—young and old—will understand all these things that Wonder Woman is experiencing and feeling. Wonder Woman at Superhero High speaks about finding a place to belong and finding who you are, going out of comfort zones, as well as dealing with expectations, stress, and insecurities of letting people down, and so much more.
I loved all these messages the book was expressing to their readers, especially how you don’t have to be a superhero to be a hero or do great things. These messages show readers that everybody—even kids—experience all these things, and they’re not alone. People like Wonder Woman, a superhero, have insecurities too. If she has to face things like mean girls, humiliation, and villains, you can too!
- It’s cute!
So much cuteness!
Should you read Wonder Woman at Superhero High? Yes! If you love Wonder Woman and other DC ladies, this Middle Grade book will give you all the cuteness you could never want, and wonderful life lessons that speak true to young and older readers. I still think you should read this even if you don’t love DC heroes. Remember, this book is written for a younger audience, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.