From School Library Journal
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
About the Author
Lisa Yee’s debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius,
won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her other novels for young people, with nearly two million copies in print, include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe,
and two books about a fourth grader, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally)
and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes)
. Lisa is also the author of American Girl’s Kanani books and Good Luck, Ivy.
Her recent novel, Warp Speed,
is about a Star Trek
geek who gets beat up every day at school.
Lisa is a former Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence whose books have been chosen as an NPR Best Summer Read, a Sports Illustrated
Kids Hot Summer Read, and a USA Today
Critics’ Top Pick.
Visit Lisa at lisayee.com or check out her blog at lisayee.livejournal.com.