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Supergirl: Age of Atlantis: (Supergirl Book 1) Paperback – May 7, 2019
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About the Author
- Grade level : 4 - 7
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1419736094
- ISBN-10 : 1419736094
- Dimensions : 5.45 x 0.95 x 7.95 inches
- Publisher : Harry N. Abrams; Media tie-in edition (May 7, 2019)
- Reading level : 9 - 12 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #384,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Since this is called Age of Atlantis a lot of fans will probably be wondering if Aquaman is in it. He's not, sorry to disappoint, but he is confirmed to exist on Kara's Earth and is also confirmed to be alive, so there's always the possibility that he could show up in future books, and I would love to see that happen. As far as this being a middle grade novel this is pretty much just like the show, right down to everyone's relationships being the same, so if you let your kids watch the show then this should be a nice read for them. But if you're not much of a fan of the show or don't watch it regularly then this might not be as enjoyable, so I really only recommend it for fans of the show. Overall this was a really good, enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to the next book.
The writer, Jo Whittemore did a fantastic job bringing the TV show characters to the novel and allowing the reader (and fan of the show) to visualize all of them as if they were watching in on television. That's the mark of a good writer, and this was a really, really enjoyable book and a GREAT GIFT for anyone who is a fan of the show.
5 out of 5 stars!
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The story itself? Jo Whittemore clearly understands the essence of Supergirl and captures Kara Danvers and her world in the TV Show perfectly. Kara's day-to-day life as Catco reporter/DEO agent/Supergirl is translated beautifully into prose. This IS the Supergirl fans know & love, and you can visualize the events here as though you're watching an episode of the series.
Age of Atlantis is something of an obscure title for the events here. Aquaman doesn't make an appearance (though he is alluded to), and Atlantis itself is referenced and represented through one character and a certain plot-device. The real-issue here is that something from Atlantis has caused several citizens of National City to acquire superpowers. And as Supergirl struggles to help/control the reckless antics of these overly enthusiastic 'supercitizens', Kara herself makes questionable decisions as a hero & a reporter...and must be made to see numerous reflections of herself running wild.
Whittemore has produced a fine read that's full of heart and difficult to put down. All the various scenes (domestic, action-based and otherwise) are all written wonderfully, and Jo has a great understanding of characterization, especially Kara (who remains as three-dimensional as ever) From Kara's personality, to how her powers work to her entire supporting case, Jo has Supergirl nailed perfectly. The only real-problems with the story are too many characters running wild that contribute nothing to the story (i.e. James Olsen's Guardian persona, as in Season 2), and there's no real antagonist to challenge Supergirl here which deflates the stakes somewhat.
Still, Supergirl: Age of Atlantis remains a very good book that's ideal for fans of the show. And the perfect companion to go with The Flash: Hocus Pocus. Looking forward to the next book.