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Sunday, March 13, 2016
Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee
Wonder Woman has lived on Paradise Island with her mother her whole life, and she has been happy there. But Wonder Woman actually goes behind Hippolyta's back and applies to Super Hero High. It's not that Wonder Woman wants to leave home and her mother, but she does want to spread her wings and figure out who she is.
Wonder Woman is ecstatic when she finds out she is accepted, and is even more thrilled when her mother lets her go.
The thing is, Wonder Woman hasn't exactly been around the block. Have you ever met someone who takes everything literally? Well, that is Wonder Woman to a "t"! When she is told to get a clue she goes looking for one! Imagine moving from Paradise Island to being roomies with vlog obsessed Harley Quinn?
Permeating the school are the regular high school cliquey concerns, but what is on the minds of everyone is the upcoming team selection for the elite Super Triathlon Team. Whispers around the hallways say that Wonder Woman was recruited for this very task, and that she's a shoe in. Wonder Woman is starting to believe it too, because someone is leaving her nasty notes encouraging her to leave the school. Can Wonder Woman live up to her mother's standards while figuring out the ropes of high school?
Readers meet so many characters along the including Beast Boy, Bumblebee, Star Sapphire, Cheetah, Frost, Golden Glider, Katana, Green Lantern, Red Tornado, Crazy Quilt, Hawkgirl among others. I was grateful for an internet search or two to figure out who is who. Perhaps a back-matter listing of characters and attributes would be helpful.
Overall, this is a super fun start to a series that will fill a gap. While the characters are over the top in a comic book way, their larger than life characteristics obviously fit the occasion. Even though the books are branded as DC SuperHero Girls, boys will pick up these titles as well. The pages are filled with plenty of action and drama, and I can't wait to see what comes next!
Posted by Stasia D at 7:59 PM
Labels: 2016, competition, Friendship, girl power, high school, Random House, rivalry, superheroes
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