Supergirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Age Range: 8 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Series: DC Super Hero Girls Book 2 | Hardcover: 240 pages | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (July 5, 2016)
About Supergirl at Super Hero High
Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls™—the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman™, Supergirl™, Batgirl™, and some of the world’s most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers!
Supergirl is the new girl in school—and she just also happens to be the most powerful teenager in the galaxy!
After losing her home planet of Krypton and everyone she knows, Supergirl has made a new home on Earth, but she’s isn’t so sure that Super Hero High School is the right place for her. Wonder Woman, other new friends, and a kindly librarian make her feel welcome, but breached inter-dimensional portals, invading alien armies, and bad dreams shake her confidence. It’s not easy being a super hero and a high school student all at once!
Award-winning author Lisa Yee brings mystery, thrills, and laughs to this groundbreaking series that follows DC Comics’ most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Move over Batman™ and Superman™—the DC Super Hero Girls are ready to save the day and have fun doing it!
Praise for DC Super Hero Girls:
“Sure to have wide appeal, this book is a solid option to balance collections saturated with male superheroes.” —School Library Journal
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.
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My Thoughts on Supergirl at Super Hero High
This is the second book in the DC Super Hero Girls series. While it’s very similar to the first book in a lot of ways, I liked this one a teensy bit more.
Kara has been staying with the Kents ever since she crash landed on Earth and Superman took her to his adoptive family. At their urging, she enrolls at Super Hero High and assumes the name “Supergirl”. Like Wonder Woman, Supergirl must get used to high school, being a super hero, and controlling her powers. She’s quieter and less sure of herself than many of the other supers at school. Her strength (and clumsiness) takes everyone by surprise, even herself. On top of everything, she is dealing with the loss of her parents, her home, and everything she knew on Krypton.
I read this out loud to my kids and they loved it. Both of my older girls cried during the first chapter when Kara’s parents put her in a space ship and say goodbye right before the planet blows up. They listened intently as Supergirl gets to know her classmates, makes friends, blunders, and learns to become a super hero. There is some action in this book where real dangers threaten the safety of Metropolis. To add to the story, a mystery pops up surrounding some of the students, faculty, and a mysterious, locked door.
If your kid(s) love super heroes, this is a fun series to read. It’s a great addition to a growing collection of strong female characters and is perfect for kids ages 8-12.
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. This did not affect my review in any way.
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