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DC Super Hero Girls #1

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High

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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!

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. Move over Batman™ and Superman™—the DC Super Hero Girls are ready to save the day and have fun doing it!

240 pages, Hardcover

First published March 1, 2016

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About the author

Lisa Yee

32 books417 followers
Lisa Yee has written over 20 novels. Her most recent book, Maizy Chen's Last Chance, is about a fifth-generation Chinese American girl, and is a National Book Award Finalist.

Lisa's debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Other books include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, Absolutely Maybe, and a series about a 4th grader, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes), illustrated by Dan Santat.

Lisa is also the author of several American Girl books and the DC Super Hero Girls series. A Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence, Lisa's books have been named a NPR Best Summer Read, Sports Illustrated Kids Hot Summer Read, and USA Today Critics’ Top Pick.

Lisa lives In Western Massachusetts, but spends a lot of time in Los Angeles, especially when it's cold.

You can visit Lisa at www.lisayee.com.

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930 reviews79 followers
August 17, 2016
Writing a Middle Grade novel featuring high school-age protagonists can be challenging. I get it. But it's possible to keep language and content at a Middle Reader level, but still have your characters behave like high schoolers, rather than grade schoolers. Unfortunately, this book failed to do so. And, um, how difficult would it be for the students at Super Hero High to go by their mundane names, rather than strictly by their super hero names? I doubt Hippolyta called her daughter "Wonder Woman" rather than (Princess) Diana, so why would her school mates? My final big issue with this book is that "Wondy" (ugh!) is portrayed as stupid in an awkward attempt to convey her rather sheltered upbringing. Although she may have grown up away from the "world of man", she still grew up around other people (Amazons) and would know how to interact with them and how to deal with bullies and false friends (some of those Amazons could be b*tches).

Grr. Argh. It got two stars because I didn't hate it, but I wanted it to be so much better. Wonder Woman/Diana of Themyscira/Diana Prince deserves so much more.
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434 reviews309 followers
Shelved as 'maybe-later'
September 24, 2018
I’m putting this on the back burner for now. I know this is a Children’s book and children are not always the cleanest but... the copy I got from the library has food stains in it and smells like... i don’t even know. Not good. But it’s distracting and I’m a germaphobe 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Did I just check this out from the library? Yes, yes I did. Don’t underestimate my love for all things Wonder Woman :P
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February 28, 2018
Mittlerweile hat es mit Sicherheit jeder mit bekommen, dass ich Superhelden LIEBE und dass ich Wonder Woman tatsächlich als meine Superhelden Queen bezeichnen würde. Diana ist mein absoluter Liebling und momentan inhaliere ich einfach alles, was ich in die Finger bekommen kann, seien es nun Filme, Comics oder Bücher. Als ich dann zufällig gesehen habe, dass es eine Middle Grade Buchreihe zu den weiblichen DC Superheldinnen gibt über ihre Zeit als Jugendliche an der Super Hero High war ich Feuer und Flamme. Ach nö Kinderbücher, denkt ihr euch? Nichts da, denn eigentlich macht die Tatsache, dass es eben Kinderbücher sind, diese Reihe noch viel interessanter und spannender, denn jetzt haben junge lesebegeisterte Mädchen endlich (Super)heldinnen, die in gewisser Weise genau wie sie sind, zur Schule gehen, etc. pp., zu denen sie aber dennoch aufschauen können. Starke, selbstbewusste junge Frauen, die genau wie all die anderen Mädchen dort draußen dabei sind herauszufinden, wer sie eigentlich sind und was ihnen im Leben wichtig ist. Sie sind auf dem Weg der Selbstfindung, stolpern dabei immer wieder über große und keine Steine, die ihnen in den Weg gelegt werden und finden trotzdem immer wieder zurück zu ihrem Mut; zu ihrem Willen, trotz der Niederlagen, denen sie sich stellen müssen.

Da ich nicht nur Fan von Superhelden bin, sondern zwischendurch auch immer mal wieder sehr gerne Kinderbücher lese, hüpfte der erste Teil der Reihe wie von selbst in meinen Warenkorb. Jetzt stellt sich nur noch eine Frage: konnte das Buch meine Erwartungen erfüllen?

POSITIV

Wenn wir an Superhelden denken, stellen wir uns meist übermenschlich starke Personen vor, die schon beinahe an Perfektion grenzen. Dass auch unsere Helden von diversen Problemen heimgesucht werden, vergessen wir dabei meist völlig. In diesem Buch jedoch stehen eben auch solche typischen Probleme von Teenagern im Fokus, wie wir sie alle kennen; im Fall unserer Superhelden zum Beispiel Leistungsdruck. Die Beste, die Stärkste, die Beliebteste sein und dabei auch noch einen guten Superhelden abgeben, der ab und zu mal die Welt rettet. Ist es wirklich so, dass unsere Helden niemals jemanden enttäuschen dürfen? Müssen sie wirklich so perfekt sein, wie wir sie uns immer vorstellen, wie wir sie gerne hätten? Fragen wir uns nicht alle irgendwann mal, ob wir überhaupt gut genug sind? Gut genug für die Schule, gut genug für den Job, gut genug für Familie und Freunde? Wem das bekannt vor kommt, wird sich in gewisser Weise sehr gut mit Wonder Woman identifizieren können. Sie möchte niemanden enttäuschen und die beste Version ihrer selbst sein, dass sie sich selbst dabei unter Druck setzt und sich ihr genau deshalb hier und da immer mal wieder kleine Problemchen in den Weg stellen, macht sie nicht nur liebenswürdig, sondern auch absolut relatable. Es macht sie eben nicht zu dieser übermenschlichen Gottheit, die sie irgendwann mal sein wird, sondern es zeigt, dass selbst unsere geliebten Superhelden/innen auch mit diversen Problemen zu kämpfen haben, besonders auf ihrem Weg der Selbstfindung. Denn auch sie sind irgendwann einmal klein gewesen, junge Erwachsene, die erst einmal ihren Weg gehen mussten bevor sie zu eben den Helden wurden, den sie heute sind. Dies ist ein Grund, weshalb man sich in gewisser Hinsicht unglaublich gut mit den verschiedenen Heldinnen in diesem Büchlein identifizieren kann und wieso es einem so unglaublich leicht fällt, ein Verbindung zu ihnen aufzubauen. So hat jede Superheldin zum Beispiel auch andere Eigenschaften, die eine interessiert sich für Mode, eine andere hängt ständig an ihrem Handy und ist immer online, wieder eine andere ist sportbegeistert oder interessiert sich für Nahkampf.

Wo wir auch schon bei den unterschiedlichsten Figuren wären. Mein Herz hat jedes Mal einen Schlag schneller geschlagen, wenn ein anderer Superheld und/oder Bösewicht erwähnt wurde, die/den ich in den letzten Jahren lieben gelernt habe. So spielt zum Beispiel die aufgeweckte Harley Quinn ein sehr große Rolle, doch auch Katana lernt man unglaublich gut kennen, ebenso Hawkgirl. Und auch Bösewichte wie Captain Cold haben hier ihren Auftritt. Besonders gefallen hat mir auch, dass Superhelden erwähnt wurden und teilweise sogar eine sehr große Rolle spielten, von denen man sonst nicht so viel hört, wie eben z. B. Hawkgirl oder auch Bumblebee. Jemand, der sich vielleicht nicht so intensiv mit den DC Comics beschäftigt, wird wohl einige Zeit ins Googeln investieren. So ging es mir zumindest, denn sobald ein neuer Superheld erwähnt wurde, musste ich wissen, um wen es sich handelt. So bin ich auf jede Menge interessanter DC Comic Figuren gestoßen, die ich zuvor nicht kannte und über die ich jetzt ganz dringend mehr erfahren möchte. Jede einzelne Figur hat ihre eigenen Macken, was sie liebeswert machen und zu eben solchen Personen, zu denen man nicht nur aufblicken kann, sondern mit denen man sich auch identifizieren kann. Unsere Heldinnen sind so menschlich, wie wir es sind und dennoch mit übermenschlichen Fähigkeiten ausgestattet.

Was uns auch schon zu dem nächsten Punkt bringt: Superkräfte. Was wären unsere Superhelden auch schon ohne ihre interessanten Superkräfte? Schnelligkeit, Fliegen, die Fähigkeit seine Gestalt zu verändern oder auch Gegenstände/Menschen gefrieren zu lassen. In dieser Geschichte lässt jeder Held und Bösewicht seinen Superkräften freien Lauf, insbesondere auch bei einem Superhelden Triathlon, bei dem unterschiedliche Schulen gegeneinander antreten, so natürlich auch unsere Super Hero High, die ebenfalls vier Athleten bzw. Helden in den Kampf schickt.

Es ist nicht nur unglaublich spaßig, den Helden bei ihrer Entwicklung und der Entwicklung ihrer Kräfte und z. B. auch beim Designen ihres Superhelden-Kostüms zuzusehen, sondern es ist auch unfassbar interessant und man möchte einfach mehr davon, besonders von der lieben Wonder Woman die manchmal einfach so herrlich naiv und unwissend ist.

Doch neben dem Triathlon und den alltäglichen Problemen, denen sich unsere Helden stellen müssen, gibt es natürlich auch noch andere Aspekte, die diese Geschichte zu einem angenehmen und unterhaltsamen Leseerlebnis machen, z. B. ist auch ein Hauch von Romantik zu spüren, die zwar keinen sonderlich großen Teil der Geschichte einnimmt, dennoch so unglaublich süß und unschuldig ist, dass man besagte Personen einfach die ganze Zeit über nur Knuddeln möchte. Ebenso gibt es natürlich auch jene Schüler, die mit Eifersucht und Niederlagen so gar nicht gut klar kommen und ihren Mitschülern, insbesondere Wonder Woman, das Leben so richtig zur Hölle machen. Wonder Woman setzt sich daher nicht nur selbst unter Druck, sondern hat auch damit zu kämpfen, dass manche Leute sie nicht auf dieser Schule haben möchten und dass obwohl sie sich die ganze Zeit über so bemüht, freundlich zu allen zu sein und Anschluss zu finden.



NEGATIV

Wonder Woman’s Naivität, die ich eben noch als herrlich bezeichnet hatte, könnte man teilweise tatsächlich als leicht übertrieben ansehen. War sie in einigen Situationen einfach nur süß und liebeswürdig, gleichzeitig auch tollpatischig, wollte man sie in anderen Situationen einfach bloß an den Schultern packen und so richtig durchschütteln. Sozial inkompetent ist hier wohl noch höflich ausgedrückt. Manchmal kam mir ihre Naivität schon fast wie Dummheit vor, war es einfach unfassbar nervig mit anzusehen, dass sie fast jedem, den sie kennenlernte, die Hand zerquetschte oder einige sogar halb durch den Raum schleuderte weil sie glaubte, eine nette Begrüßung stelle ein Angriff dar. Sie erkennt nicht einmal, wenn man sich über sie lustig macht oder sie ganz offensichtlich beleidigt. Nicht einmal, nachdem sie schon eine Weile Teil dieser Schule war. Von Charakter Development war hier bei Wonder Woman leider kaum die Spur, was sehr schade ist, da gerade sie das Potential hatte, sich unglaublich weiter zu entwickeln, nicht nur was ihr Dasein als Superheldin angeht, sondern auch was ihre Persönlichkeit betrifft. Es wirkte tatsächlich etwas zu kindisch, insbesondere für ihr Alter und trotz dessen, dass es ein Kinderbuch ist, denn selbst für die Zielgruppe von ungefähr 10 Jahren war das doch etwas over the top.

Während so ziemlich sämtliche Figuren in diesem Buch ihre Ecken und Kanten haben, so scheint Wonder Woman tatsächlich ein Wunder schlechthin zu sein. Sie ist IMMER die Beste, ganz gleich was sie tut. Auch wenn sie hier und da mal auf die Nase fällt, liegt dies nur daran, dass sie aufgrund ihrer Naivität zu leichtgläubig ist und nicht, weil sie etwas nicht kann. Sie ist stark und selbstbewusst, loyal und freundlich, höflich und nett, immer gut gelaunt und unglaublich klug, selbst zu denjenigen, die sie wie Dreck behandeln, ist sie immer nett, was ihren Charakter etwas ungläubig erscheinen lässt. Zwar ist es super einfach sich auf die eine und andere Weise mit ihr zu identifizieren, dennoch hätte ich mir für sie persönlich ein paar mehr Macken, Ecken und Kanten eben, gewünscht. Hier haben mir einfach kleine Fehler gefehlt, die ihr weiß Gott nicht geschadet hätten und der Sympathie unserer Protagonistin sicherlich beigetragen hätten.

Was mir ebenfalls etwas fehlte war die Action. Zu viel ist blöd, zu wenig ist auch blöd, gar nichts ist am blödsten … Die Action und Spannung wird hier schnell abgehandelt. Es gibt zwar hier und da mal einen Streit, dann wie gesagt den vorgenannten Wettbewerb und vielleicht tatsächlich auch einen winzigen Kampf, doch wurde alles recht emotionslos und lieblos dahingeschrieben, was unglaublich schade ist, gerade da auch die Thematik Mobbing recht häufig aufgekommen ist. Wie bereits erwähnt wollten besagte Personen Wonder Woman von der Schule und hier hätte ich definitiv etwas mehr erwartet. Etwas enttäuschend war es schon. Zwar handelt es sich um Jugendliche, dennoch sind es nach wie vor alle Superhelden mit übermenschlichen Fähigkeiten. Mit einem Streit zwischen unreifen Jugendlichen, der etwas ausartet, hätte ich dann doch gerechnet, bzw. hätte ich mir so etwas eventuell gar gewünscht, um das Buch und den Plot etwas aufzupeppen.

Teilweise wurden mir manche Dinge dann doch auch zu sehr ins Lächerliche gezogen. Zum Beispiel gab es bei dem Superhelden Wettbewerb die Disziplin Sackhüpfen und ähnliche „sterbliche“ Spielchen, die wir alle wohl aus dem Kindergarten und aus der Grundschule kennen. Den Sinn und Zweck davon habe ich bis dato nach wie vor nicht wirklich verstanden



LOHNT SICH DAS BUCH?

Auch wenn es hier und da einige Punkte gab, die mich nicht überzeugen konnten, Dinge, die man eventuell hätte besser umsetzen können, hatte ich doch jede Menge Spaß mit diesem Büchlein. Es ist ein niedliches Kinderbuch für zwischendurch, dass mit Sicherheit nicht nur Kindern, insbesondere jungen Mädchen, sondern auch dem ein oder anderen Erwachsenen gefällt, besonders jenen, die ohnehin eine Schwäche für Superhelden haben. Die Naivität jedoch könnte dem einen oder anderen zu schaffen machen. Mich hat sie teilweise wirklich sehr gestört, weshalb Wonder Woman hier und da auch etwas unsympathisch bzw. einfach nur dümmlich wirkte, was sie ja eigentlich gar nicht ist. Die Darstellung diverser Figuren war etwas Fehl am Platz. Dennoch ist es ein nettes Buch für zwischendurch, gut geeignet für Fans von Wonder Woman.
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2,014 reviews117 followers
March 15, 2016
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Wonder Woman is chosen to go to the supreme school of super heroes. And we are in for a ride when she has to bunk with our beloved Harley Quinn.
Going to a new school isn't always easy. You'll always have a few people who are jealous and want to destroy you.
Wonder Woman is all about lifting spirits and being there for everyone.
Super cute start to a series that is going places.
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303 reviews5 followers
May 9, 2019
My daughter said four stars after we read it together. She liked the Batgirl book better (which she gave 5 stars to). Maybe I should just create her own Goodreads profile for her :)
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694 reviews110 followers
September 9, 2020
This book is a really fun, exciting adventure starring a teenage Wonder Woman as she trains with other young superheroes to become the future protectors of the world. Both my brother and I enjoyed the additions of Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Katana. This is a great read for DC fans.

Katelynn L.--PWPLS Teen Summer Reader

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899 reviews175 followers
April 15, 2017
Better than I'd thought it would be

I've watched this show with my daughter. She's a hug fan so of course I had to get the book series for her.

Shes and advanced reader but gets bored and its hard to get her to read beyond homework. She flew through this book though!

I read it with her and am surprised how much I enjoyed it. I think it's better than the TV show. Fuller characterization and background to make it feel realer.

It also has good modern talking points parents will appreciate like coping with stress, goofing off as kids, and social media attention.

Once we got to the competition it stole my attention away from my adult books and I had to find out what was going to happen.

I'm impressed and am excited to read more of this series with my daughter!
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300 reviews36 followers
February 4, 2019
A nice light read,with some of my favorite superheroes in it.It is middle-grade material so I didn't expect a masterpiece.

The boggest thing that bothered ne thpugh,was how nobody thought to use their actual names.'Wondy' for example made me cringe.And I doubt queen Hippolyta called her daughter Wonder Woman.

If you ignore that,it's easier to notice the arc Diana has throughout the book,and how she starts to make herself a hero not with her superpowers but with her actions.
Profile Image for Jamie Coudeville.
1,103 reviews60 followers
March 14, 2017
Man, I hate how little reading time I have lately.

Anyway, I think my expectations might have been a bit too YA rather than MG. I struggled with this book at first but in the end, I did end up enjoying it. One thing that did bother me was that Wonder Woman doesn't seem to have a non-superhero name. Neither did many of the other characters even though the distinction between real names and superhero names is mentioned. I just can't stand the name Wondy, when Diana is so much better.

Anyway, I still look forward to reading book 2, even though I'll probably have to get used to reading Supergirl instead of Kara.
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832 reviews100 followers
March 2, 2016
Super Hero High is home to the world’s best young, future Super Heroes (and even some Super Villains!) and its newest student is none other than young Wonder Woman! Wonder Woman can easily save the day, but surviving high school proves to be her hardest challenge yet. Mean girls, cute boys, fashion disasters, and people to save...Wonder Woman learns to face them all!

Wonder Woman At Super Hero High is the first book in the new DC Super Hero Girls series by Lisa Yee, which focuses on all our favorite female super heroes and villains, from the DC universe, in their teenage years. Fast paced, full of humor, action, and girl power, Wonder Woman At Super Hero High is pure fun from beginning to end!

Lisa Yee creates an engaging and entertaining world that will excite and intrigue young readers. With age-appropriate action, Wonder Woman At Super Hero High provides readers with super-sized thrills minus the violence, gore, and adult humor found in many of the comics and comic inspired media made for older audiences. Super Hero High is bursting with wicked powers, cool gadgets, neat classes, and wacky teachers. Young readers will be delighted by all this wondrous world has to offer!

We meet many young male Super Heroes and Super Villains (Beast Boy, Green Lantern, Cyborg, Captain Cold, and more), but the heart of this book (and series) are all the fantastic female characters! Female supers are often overlooked or one-dimensional in modern representations of comics aimed at adults, but Wonder Woman At Super Hero High celebrates these complex, strong, capable girls. Yee does a great job of bringing new energy and life to characters like Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Hawkgirl, Katana, and more. Both young girls and boys, will be inspired by these ladies and find them to be awesome and relatable.

Wonder Woman At Super Hero High has an exciting climax and concludes by introducing the newest Super Heroine and star of the next book in the series!

my final thoughts: With a fun premise, awesome characters, and enthralling action, Wonder Woman At Super Hero High is perfect for young comic lovers!
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466 reviews115 followers
August 29, 2016

How could I say no to a story about superheroes in high school? This story follows Wonder Woman as a young teen getting off the island, away from her Amazon family, and coming to the real world to learn how to be an amazing superhero. This book has the best lovable characters, ever the characters you know who will eventually become villains are just adorable (my favorite Harley Quinn). Someone is out to get Wonder Woman, with the help of her friends, she tries to find who wants to make her leave the school.

Lots of action and adventure, fun characters and a series I know I will enjoy. I can’t wait to read the next one. Highly recommend this series to all ages but this is a great book to young girls, so fun to see the female heroes getting a chance in the spotlight.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my review.

Have a great day and Happy Reading!

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27 reviews
March 20, 2017
Klappentext

Wonder Woman ist eine Prinzessin und Amazonen-Kriegerin. Doch an der Super Hero High kämpft sie nicht gegen fiese Superbösewichte, sondern vor allem mit neuen Trainingsmethoden, neuen Freundinnen (und Feindinnen) – und sie muss lernen, mit einigen peinlichen Niederlagen fertigzuwerden.

Meinung
Die Gestaltung des Covers und die Innengestaltung des Buches finde ich sehr schön.

Es fängt damit an, dass Wonder Woman auf die Super Hero High gehen darf und dort viele neue Leute bzw. Superhelden kennenlernt. Allerdings ist es dort für sie kein zuckerschlecken, da sie von jemanden geärgert wird.

Wonder Woman kam mir in diesem Buch sehr "dumm" vor. Sie nehmt alles wortwörtlich was man ihr sagt. Es kommen Gespräche vor, wo sie des öfteren dumme Antworten gibt. Sie magt zwar nicht von der Erde sein, aber sie ist nicht doof!

Außerdem hatte ich noch ein Problem mit dem Namen "Killer". Die Autorin hat einfach den besten Part des Namens weggelassen, wobei ich sehr enttäuscht war. Eigentlich nennt man sie nämlich "Killer Frost". Ja, es ist ein Kinderbuch, aber wenn man etwas weglassen sollte, dann doch eher den Namen "Killer".

Dazu hatte ich noch ein kleines Problem mit Harley Quinn. Ihre Rolle hat in der Geschichte nicht ganz gepasst, zumal sie ja eigentlich böse ist. Warum geht sie auf die Super Hero High? Da gehört sie nicht hin, wenn denn gehört sie auf die Super Evil High :D und die Hintergrundgeschichte von Harley passt nicht ganz. Jeder Harley Quinn Fan weißt, dass Harley nicht immer so war, sondern durch ihren Job in Arkam Asylum und durch Joker erst zur Harley Quinn wurde.

Aber außer diese kleinen Problemchen, war das Buch sehr gut!

Es war leicht und locker zu lesen (so wie es auch sein soll für ein Kinderbuch)!

Fazit
Alles in allem hat mir das Buch sehr gut gefallen. Ab und an war das mal langweilig, aber es ist nun mal ein Kinderbuch. Ein lustiges und unterhaltsames Buch für jeden Comic-Liebhaber!

Bewertung
4 von 5 Sternen
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162 reviews5 followers
February 4, 2018
This book has a good plot and well developped and lovable characters. Wonder Woman is that girl who's so perfect she should come across as obnoxious, but you can't help but love her because there isn't a single ounce of malevolence or pride in her. The awkward situation her cluelessness about the outside world puts her into are hilarious, but she will also be greatly relatable to gifted / high-potential children who made the delight of their parents and teachers but struggled with a crucial lack of social skills.
Even though I'm way over the age of the targeted audience I'm looking forward to reading the other installments of the serie.
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968 reviews15 followers
June 3, 2018
2.5 stars | The book wasn't bad in itself. The plot was entertaining, fast-paced and age appropriate (it's a middle grade novel), but what I have issues with are the characters. They are supposed to be high schoolers, but they read a lot more younger than that. I also find it quite annoying that they never ONCE called each other by their actual names. I don't know if I'm the only one, but Wonder Woman came across as stupid instead of what I assume the author wanted to be funny... But yay for a series that is actually centered around the girl super heroes.

I'm probably going to read the next one in the series, just cause I really like Supergirl.
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216 reviews78 followers
May 14, 2020
The story was okay but nothing special. I might have liked it if I was reading it in 5th grade but I'm sure I would have even enjoyed it that much then.
During their competition one of the portions is called AP which stands for ability powers. Wonder Woman then goes on to say, "The AP test sounded most exiting". Kill me now.
There was good foreshadowing for the next book though. You could tell that it was Supergirl they were referencing about the crash. Wonder Woman also makes observations that foreshadow Batgirl.
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1,516 reviews65 followers
August 2, 2018
It’s a cute story about how to be friends and be a good person. The writing style and simplicity of the characters definitely shows that it’s meant for a younger audience despite everyone being in high school though.
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574 reviews80 followers
July 3, 2017
Es para niños y Harley,Poison Ivy & Cheetah aún no son villanas lo que le quita diversión :(
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1,416 reviews18 followers
December 28, 2018
Wanted to love it, but felt very silly. Why use their super names all the time? Why make Wonder Woman dumb?
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127 reviews1 follower
June 18, 2020
Not quite for me, but very in the spirit of the show. Wondy is a very positive, if very literal and very stressed, girl who always tries her best.
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1,657 reviews22 followers
August 8, 2018
This is a great book for young fans of DC Comics!

This is the first book in the DC Super Hero Girls middle grade series. It introduces Wonder Woman, who has just been selected to attend Super Hero High. I loved her! She’s a unique character. She takes everything that people say literally. When they tell her to take a seat, she actually picks up a chair.

This story also featured other DC Comics favourite characters, such as Lois Lane, Barbara Gordon, and, my personal favourite, Harley Quinn.

I really enjoyed the story, even though it is written for middle grade audience. There was a great mystery when Wonder Woman was getting anonymous threats at school.

There were some typos in the story, including spelling Wonder Woman’s name wrong. This is a big problem when the book is aimed at early readers, because they are just learning to read and could get confused. But I still liked the story.
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778 reviews144 followers
May 24, 2016
I was pretty excited about reading this one, when the publisher contacted me about it, because I thought it looked pretty cute. Plus I had never read or seen anything about Wonder Woman before. Ack. I was hoping to adore this book. Sadly, that did not happen. Which is upsetting me a bit. I have so many thoughts.

I must admit that my review of this book will not end up being all that positive. Because, sadly, I did not like this one much. And there were a lot of reasons for why, and I need to share them. My review shall be very honest. Sigh. I have ended up giving this a two star, simply because one star feels too low.

I think my biggest issue with this book was the writing. First I must say that I love middle grade books. So much. Often they are better than YA books, which is just awesome. But this one was not. This book was the most childish thing I have read. Sad face. I don't know how old the characters in this one is supposed to be. Maybe thirteen? I have no idea. I just know that with Wonder Woman it felt like she was five years old. Gosh, this girl bothered me. She doesn't know how to act. How to speak. How to be. She doesn't understand simple things. She never learns to either. She doesn't get it when others are being mean. And, to be honest, this was super annoying. Girl was not sweet, sadly. Not to me, anyway. Had so many issues with this.

This book is about Wonder Woman starting at a super hero high school. Where so many other young girls and boys are also. Many names I have heard before, which was a bit interesting, but sadly I didn't feel like it was written all that well. I didn't like Wonder Woman one bit. She is so young. And stupid. She never gets better. Sigh. Though she is kind and sweet, but also in a stupid way. I didn't like how she didn't see the truth in people. It was highly annoying. But I do admit that she was a little interesting.

But yeah. I didn't like this book all that much. It is about school. Sigh. Learning about other characters, what powers they have, and seeing Wonder Woman become friends with some of them. And I did like reading about a few of them, but not that much. Mostly there were a whole bunch of mean girls, which Wonder Woman did nothing about. Ugh. They were mean towards her, and she didn't even get it. They were mean towards others too. And I just. I cannot stand mean girls. These were pretty awful. Sigh.

I'm not sure how to talk about this book. It was pretty short, yet it took me aaages to read it, because I wasn't into it at any times. Which just breaks my heart. But I couldn't help it. I didn't like reading about people being mean to her. I didn't like reading about her not understanding a single thing. I didn't like reading about her being bad at everything in school at first. I didn't care that much about her being threatened by mail, cause not that interesting. I didn't like reading so often about her famous mom.

I don't know why I disliked this book so much. It just bothered me. I couldn't connect with any of it, because I felt like the writing was too childish. I think maybe five year olds will enjoy this book. But don't really think older kids will. I'm sorry. I might be wrong, though :) Just not a book for me. It also bothered me that her nickname ended up being Wondy, haha. Not a good name, at least, I didn't like it. Sigh. Okay. I'm not going to say much more about this book. I have no words left. It was boring to me.

Huge thank you to the publisher, Random House Children's, for sending me this finished copy for review :D While I did not love this book, I do love the cover a whole bunch, and I adore my copy of it. It's so pretty. And I'm glad that I read the book :) Just sad that it wasn't really for me. But I do think many others may adore it, so I do recommend reading it. It was just a bit too childish for me. Plus side, I am now pretty curious about getting to know more about Wonder Woman, so probably looking her up :)

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This review was first posted on my blog, Carina's Books, here: http://carinabooks.blogspot.no/2016/0...
Profile Image for Mehsi.
11.5k reviews359 followers
June 26, 2017
I heard about this series through Twitter and I knew I just had to check it out. And boy, I am glad I did. There were some bumps in the road that weren't fun, but most of this book was fantastic.

This book is all about Wonder Woman who decides to leave her home island and go to Super Hero High to learn all about being a superhero. Which she already is, but she wants to learn new things, make friends, and much much more. She wants to become better. She is really driven to proof to her parents, but also her peers and teachers, that she is truly Wonder Woman.
She was a really interesting, and fun character, and I loved how she went through her school life. She really grows as the story goes on, from a girl who barely knows about life outside of Paradise Island, to a girl who is strong, has her wits with her, and who has made friends.
There were just 2 things I didn't like about her, and that made me feel a bit frustrated. How she didn't seem to understand the littlest things, how she took everything literal, how she just seemed so dumb. Yes, she was sheltered, but this is beyond sheltered, this was just wth how did you ever survive life so far if you can't even grasp that!
The second thing I didn't like was how selfish she was at times. Like with the monthly superhero thing? How she just knew it had to be her. How with the triathlon she just didn't get the hint. And several other instances. Sure, she is also selfless and will do anything for everyone, but this just seemed odd and weird. I hope she learned a lesson about humility from her time at the school. She needs that.

I so loved all the characters in this book, the good guys, the bad guys. Harley (or Harlequin), Green Lantern, Cheetah, Beast Boy, and so so so many more. It was a delight and I just kept squealing when a new character popped up and got introduced. We also have several human or non-superhero people that are known to all. Lois Lane, Barbara Gordon for instance!
It was such a delight, and I do hope we will meet many more superheroes, and villains as this series go on.
Not only do we see the teens, but we also see adult heroes as Hippolyta, Superman.

The lessons, the school, it was all so much fun, and I would love to participate in all of them. To learn how to make uniforms, learn about superhero history, do fly tricks, solve Riddler's riddles, dodge Harley's camera, and much more. It all sounds awesome, though also very intense. I can imagine the kids are under pressure, and I wish that more people in this book knew that, instead of judging the characters based on what they saw on Harley's feed.

I didn't like how the mystery of who did the threats was handled, or actually the revelation on who did it. The mystery itself was interesting, and I was curious to find out who did it. I had a few suspects, and I set out to find out who it was.
The person who did it, well she was on my list. :D
But how it was solved, I will put this under spoiler tags.


But all in all, this was terrific book and I can't wait for the next books. Super Girl is up next and I am excited to learn more about that character!
If you love superheroes, if you want to know more about them, be sure to check this one out!

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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336 reviews10 followers
August 15, 2016
I received Wonder Woman at Super Hero High from the publisher and this is my honest review.

When asked to review this cute little DC SuperHero Girls series I said yes immediately for a few different reasons. My boyfriend is a huge fan of Super Heroes and I thought it would be cute to read these and start learning about these things to keep up with him. I have seen this series at work before and it just looks so cute.

The first book in this series is about Wonder Woman learning of Super Hero High and deciding to apply and attend this interesting school for kids with strange talents and super powers. She shows up and immediately gets a reaction from the school. Some of the other super heroes love and want to be her friend. But there are a few that are already her sworn enemy.

It was interesting reading this book, I do not have a whole lot of Super Hero background knowledge, so the entire time I was reading I would stop to ask my boyfriend if so and so was a real SuperHero from comics, tv shows, movies, etc. Most of the Super Heroes mentioned in the books did happen to be real. I enjoyed the aspect that the characters in the book connected with how they really were in comics and what not. For example, Wonder Woman had a crush on Steve Trevor in the book, and after a little research it turns out Wonder Woman's lover in much of the old comics, etc was also known as Steve Trevor. Those little things that I connected here and there really excited me while reading.

The only aspect that bothered me while reading was the way the author portrayed Wonder Woman. I realize Wonder Woman comes from a different place than most of the other super heroes so it is normal for her to be a little more ignorant to some things than others. But there were multiple times throughout the book where Wonder Woman was oblivious to common sense things. I just did not enjoy how stupid her character seemed to be, and I do not mean that in any other way other than the fact that she actually seemed quite dumb, which I know was not true with everything she accomplished in the book and in other comics, movies, etc. So why the author chose to make her seem a little gone in some chapters is beyond me.

Other than that little blip for me, the rest of the book was fantastic. I loved meeting all of the different super heroes and seeing their relationships with Wonder Woman. I loved looking up those characters online and seeing if the relationship they had with her in the book matched up to ones they might have had in other media forms. I would definitely recommend this to young readers who are Superhero fans!
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2,091 reviews36 followers
October 27, 2016
Janky but full of easter eggs!

World: The world is awesome and not at the same time. It's not thought and put together well and there are large chunks that don't make sense but at the same time the nostalgic and DC fan part of me loves every easter egg. It's really a Potter clone super light.

Story: Structure is very poor, the basic blocks for a story is there but the things it focuses on and the things it skips over are well ong decisions. It's mainly due to the choppy writing and the basic emotions written here. It's too shallow for adults but it's also too choppy to flow for a good read as a child. The tourney should have been really the focus but it wasn't. It's a Potter clone that doesn't work.

Characters: Easter eggs are cool but the characters themselves are paper thin and their core is barely there. Personal voice is basic but yeah it's a kids book. However this being Wonder Woman's book her core should have been so much more. It's just simple.

I wanted a fun puff book but I got more and less than I expected.

Onward to the next book!
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1,685 reviews44 followers
December 26, 2020
This was a really cute middle grade book. Wonder Woman (who doesn't go by Diana at all...) decides to leave Paradise Island and convinces her mom to let her attend Super Hero High. Having only lived on her island, however, means Wonder Woman is super naive to figurative language and takes everything literally. She has very little people skills as well and can't tell when Star Sapphire, Cheetah, and Golden Glider are all being catty and mean.

The majority of the book is Wonder Woman adjusting to this new life and struggling to adapt to her new classes especially making her uniform. She makes friends with Bumblebee, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Hawkgirl. She proves to herself, teachers, and classmates that she is the right choice to compete in the Triathalon. Also, winning her mother over who thinks this is all a mistake.

I wasn't the target audience and some of the minor annoyances I had with this are probably because it's aimed at the younger audience. I will say it was really cute and I think an excellent way to introduce young readers to super heroes.
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1,270 reviews1 follower
March 5, 2016
Solid strong debut for DC's new series focusing on the strong female heroes and villains in high school! I would have liked to see a more surprising twist in end and more time on the competition. I also would have liked on my kids behalf to at least have chapter illustrations or perhaps more...

But clearly it is a work of heroic love and there are lots of Easter eggs for fans and drama for lovers of it! Can't wait for Kara's tale!
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274 reviews10 followers
May 10, 2016
this is cute ^^ glad i got it for my daughter to read.
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