03 September 2016

Review: Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Publisher: Random House Books For Young Readers
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Book Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 240
Synopsis: 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.

My Review:
I received Wonder Woman at Super Hero High from the publisher and this is my honest review.

When asked to review this cute little DC SuperHero Girls series I said yes immediately for a few different reasons. My boyfriend is a huge fan of Super Heroes and I thought it would be cute to read these and start learning about these things to keep up with him. I have seen this series at work before and it just looks so cute.

The first book in this series is about Wonder Woman learning of Super Hero High and deciding to apply and attend this interesting school for kids with strange talents and super powers. She shows up and immediately gets a reaction from the school. Some of the other super heroes love and want to be her friend. But there are a few that are already her sworn enemy.

It was interesting reading this book, I do not have a whole lot of Super Hero background knowledge, so the entire time I was reading I would stop to ask my boyfriend if so and so was a real SuperHero from comics, tv shows, movies, etc. Most of the Super Heroes mentioned in the books did happen to be real. I enjoyed the aspect that the characters in the book connected with how they really were in comics and what not. For example, Wonder Woman had a crush on Steve Trevor in the book, and after a little research it turns out Wonder Woman's lover in much of the old comics, etc was also known as Steve Trevor. Those little things that I connected here and there really excited me while reading.

The only aspect that bothered me while reading was the way the author portrayed Wonder Woman. I realize Wonder Woman comes from a different place than most of the other super heroes so it is normal for her to be a little more ignorant to some things than others. But there were multiple times throughout the book where Wonder Woman was oblivious to common sense things. I just did not enjoy how stupid her character seemed to be, and I do not mean that in any other way other than the fact that she actually seemed quite dumb, which I know was not true with everything she accomplished in the book and in other comics, movies, etc. So why the author chose to make her seem a little gone in some chapters is beyond me.

Other than that little blip for me, the rest of the book was fantastic. I loved meeting all of the different super heroes and seeing their relationships with Wonder Woman. I loved looking up those characters online and seeing if the relationship they had with her in the book matched up to ones they might have had in other media forms. I would definitely recommend this to young readers who are Superhero fans!

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