17 January 2017

Review: Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Book Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 237
Synopsis: Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and some of the world s most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers!
Batgirl has always hidden in the shadows but does she have what it takes to stand in the spotlight at Super Hero High?
Barbara Gordon has always been an off-the-charts, just-forget-about-the-test super-genius and tech whiz, and then she gets the offer of a lifetime when Supergirl recognizes that Barbara s talents make her an ideal candidate for Super Hero High. Donning the cape and cowl, Barbara Gordon becomes Batgirl, ready to train at the most elite school on the planet, next to some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. She s always had the heart of a hero . . . but now she ll have to prove that she can be one. Good thing she loves a challenge!
Award-winning author Lisa Yee brings mystery, thrills, and laughs to this groundbreaking series that follows DC Comics most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Move over Batman and Superman the DC Super Hero Girls are ready to save the day and have fun doing it! 

My Review:

I received this book from the publisher and this is my honest review.

Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee follows yet another student at Super Hero High. The exception to this book is that instead of following a superhero with special powers and abilities it follows Barbara Gordon, now known as Batgirl. Gordon ends up becoming a student based on the role she played in the book before this one, Supergirl at Super Hero High. Throughout this book, Batgirl struggles with being able to fit in despite not having any powers.

So far, Batgirl at Super Hero High is my favorite in the series. I love following Barbara on her journey to fit in with the rest of her friends. Not suggesting that I didn’t like the characters in the other books, BUT for some reason, I felt much more drawn emotionally to Batgirls character. The entire time, she was trying to please her dad while making friends, as well as making herself happy and she was having an extremely hard time with that.

The entire school really banded around Batgirl which I also loved. They all saw what a tough time she was having not having any super powers and almost every single student in this book was shown at some point doing something to cheer up or help Batgirl. Yee did a great job writing all of the characters with so much compassion toward fellow students.

Not only did the students come together to make Batgirl feel better, but they even all helped save the world when it came down to it. Everyone had some sort of part in the problem with the computers and together they took that problem down and all is right again in the world of Super Hero High!


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