“For the longest time, Batgirl had thought that going solo was the only way to go.” – Lisa Yee, Batgirl at Super Hero High
Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Age Range: 8 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Series: DC Super Hero Girls (#3) | Hardcover: 240 pages | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 3, 2017)
About Batgirl 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 superheroes as high schoolers!
Batgirl has always hidden in the shadows—but does she have what it takes to stand in the spotlight at Super Hero High?
Barbara Gordon has always been an off-the-charts, just-forget-about-the-test super-genius and tech whiz, and then she gets the offer of a lifetime when Supergirl recognizes that Barbara’s talents make her an ideal candidate for Super Hero High. Donning the cape and cowl, Barbara Gordon becomes Batgirl, ready to train at the most elite school on the planet, next to some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. She’s always had the heart of a hero . . . but now she’ll have to prove that she can be one. Good thing she loves a challenge!
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
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My Thoughts on Batgirl at Super Hero High
This is the third installment in the DC Super Hero Girls series and it’s my favorite so far. While I liked the other two, I really enjoyed this one.
Barbara Gordon convinces her overprotective father, Commissioner Gordon, to let her attend Super Hero High — as long as she doesn’t put herself in danger.
I loved Batgirl (Barbara) for a lot of reasons. First, she doesn’t have superpowers. She’s a normal girl with big dreams and the courage to make them happen. Second, she’s super smart. Her brain is her best weapon and she knows how to use it to her advantage. Lastly, she’s a strong, kick-butt kind of girl who doesn’t back down from a challenge, even if she’s scared. She’s persistent, dependable, and hard-working.
As an introvert, Batgirl prefers to work alone, but over the course of the story, she learns to accept help from others and work with a team.
While Batgirl at Super Hero High held many things in common with the first two (a new girl starting at Super Hero High, adjusting to publicity, feeling inadequate), Batgirl proved a worthwhile heroine.
Last thing before I wrap this up: I loved the catastrophe that Batgirl has to clean up. I loved the villain, the havoc that ensued, and the way Batgirl handled it all. Each book has presented vastly different challenges for the superheroes to face, and this one was my favorite.
Content: Some mild sci-fi violence, but I consider this a clean book.
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.
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