Wonder Woman at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls #1)

by Lisa Yee (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls(TM)--the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman(TM), Supergirl(TM), Batgirl(TM), and some of the world's most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers! Wonder Woman isn't like most high school students--but 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 very best super hero she can be. In order to train at the most elite school in the galaxy, she has to juggle acing her classes, forging new friendships, trying to make the team for the Super Hero Super Triathlon, and her insane suite-mate sharing her every embarrassing moment on social media. Not to mention . . . Wonder Woman has never seen a boy before. High school is going to be harder than she thought. Award-winning author Lisa Yee brings this edge-of-your-seat adventure to life with mystery, thrills, and laughs. 

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Gr 4-6--Following in the footsteps of "Monster High" and "Ever After High," this first installment in the series is paired with TV specials, online content, and merchandise, including action figures. Teenage Wonder Woman leaves Paradise Island to attend Super Hero High, one of the top schools for budding young superheroes, in Metropolis. She makes new friends, including Bumblebee and Hawkgirl; develops her first crush; and works toward excellence in classes such as Weaponomics and Flyers' Ed. But not everything is smooth going at Super Hero High. Wonder Woman's most embarrassing moments are being shared with the world through videos captured by her roommate, Harley Quinn. Even worse, someone is leaving mean notes for Wonder Woman to get her to leave school. While this story is filled with superheroes, it will appeal more to fans of lighthearted school drama stories than those looking for action. The humor sometimes falls flat, and savvy readers will uncover the mystery bully long before the reveal, but with its fast pace, chapters that end on cliff-hangers, and high-interest characters, this is a good choice for reluctant readers or those looking for a fun, quick read. Readers familiar with superhero characters will enjoy seeing some recognizable names, but the story remains accessible for those new to DC's superhero universe. VERDICT Sure to have wide appeal, this book is a solid option to balance collections saturated with male superheroes.--Jenna Friebel, Deerfield Public Library, IL

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Lisa Yee
Lisa Yee's novels include Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book); the Bobby chapter book series, and most recently, Warp Speed. She is also the author of the American Girl books, Good Luck, Ivy, Aloha Kanani and Good Job, Kanani. Please visit her website at www.lisayee.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781101940594
Lexile Measure
800L
Guided Reading Level
X
Publication date
March 20, 2016
Series
DC Super Hero Girls
Age Range
8 - 12 years

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