Wonder Woman at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls)
March 01, 2016
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.
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Even though Wonder Woman is my favorite comic book character, I don't know much about the rest of the DC universe. There seem to be a lot of characters represented in the school, some of which are rather obscure. Yee is either a huge fan or has done a lot of research into the characters. Even the principal, Amanda Waller, is based on a top ranked government agent who runs a group of supervillians! How fun is that? Comic fans will find much to like in this novel about how hard it is to fit in and stand out in a high school, even when you are Wonder Woman. This looks to be a series, as Super Girl is introduced as a new student in the last chapter.
There's lots of middle school type drama even though Wonder Woman is in high school. There are problems with friends, frenemies, and with her transition from Paradise Island.
My only objections are that I'm a little confused about why she had to have the nickname of "Wondy"-- wouldn't she have just asked to be called Diana Prince? Also, Steve Trevor also shows up as a rather geeky guy working in his family's restaurant. While this is a nice touch, how could she then meet him on her island after his plane crash lands? Still, with any retelling of a canonical story, there is wiggle room for change.
There seems to be a renewed interest in all things super hero, due to a lot of movies that have come out lately, so this will definitely be a popular book!
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