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New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak, Shout) and artist Leila del Duca reimagine Wonder Woman's origins in this timely story about the refugee experience, teenage activism, and finding the love and strength to create change.

Princess Diana believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings--namely acceptance into the warrior tribe of Ama
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 2nd 2020 by DC Comics
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Wonder Woman has always been one of my favorite superheroes and I love this interpretation of Diana Prince. Diana is the princess of the Amazon and it's her sixteenth birthday. Like all teenagers, she's painfully awkward and uncertain of her place in her world, but eager to grow up. When she plunges into the sea to save refugees, she ends up accidentally breaking through the veil surrounding Themyscira and ending up in our world instead.
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Laurie Anderson
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Writing this story was a dream come true!

Shout out to the other women on #TeamDiana: artist Leila delDuca, colorist Kelly Fitzgerald, and letterer Saida Temofonte! Together we crafted a reimagined Wonder Woman - Diana at age 16, struggling to find her strength, appalled by the lack of justice in Man's World, and ready to make a difference.
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Scott
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
" . . . I feel amazing. Amazon amazing." -- sixteen year-old Diana 'Wonder Woman' Prince, after donning her bullet-deflecting bracelets and the lasso of truth for the very first time, on page 149

Tempest Tossed takes a few 'big' chances - using an established author (in this case, Laurie Halse Anderson, best known for Speak) at the helm, updating a known / several-decades old super-heroine origin story, and setting the plot firmly in the 21st century with some of the subject matter - and results
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Chad
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, hoopla
It's nice to finally see one of these DC Ink books that are actually good. This is a story about a young person growing into their own strength as they recognize the injustices of the world and try to come with terms on how they can help right those injustices.

Diana is going through an awkward stage as she turns 16 on an island where she's the only child. The other Amazons don't really know how to deal with her. Then one day she's thrust into man's world when she dives into the ocean to save a
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Jessica
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher (DC Comics) in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great YA interpretation of Wonder Woman!

The book was very appropriate for the young adult age range. This focuses on a teenage Diana and she is portrayed exactly like that. Diana is frustrated with her changing body and is unsure of her place in the world. A lot of teenagers will be able to relate to her and her struggles of growing up.

The book also touches upon the refugee experi
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Dave Schaafsma
As with Jill Thompson's Wonder Woman origin story, YA great author Laurie Halse Anderson has Wonder Woman as a changeling who at 16 becomes fully welcomed into Amazon society. But then is swept to sea, and ends up in Queens, (NYC, but she likes the implication of queens vs. kings, this being a feminist work) finally becoming a child immigration social activist. Doing good. Social justice work. Anderson, a funny and insightful and feminist writer, seems sometimes pretty constrained by the tone an ...more
Cadence
"Diana was trying to help people in the water and couldn't swim. After they were saved she couldn't get back home to her island. She moved to New York and helped feed hungry children and saved kidnapped kids. She also helped a kid who couldn't breathe. At the hospital she talked different languages to help the doctors because she's an Amazon. I want to visit the Statue of Liberty some day in New York City." -Cadee, age 7 almost 8 ...more
Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
I've read many of these graphic novels but this one spoke volumes! So much diversity and fighting for what's right and the importance of justice. ...more
Diz
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A young Wonder Woman takes it upon herself to rescue a boat of refugees near Themyscira, but in the process gets trapped outside of the island. With no way to return home, she joins the refugees and gets a first hand view of the terrible conditions that they experience. However, she is plucked out of the camp after relief workers see her use her amazing linguistic skills. Overall, I felt that this was an interesting way to approach the refugee crisis. Wonder Woman gets a lot of opportunities to ...more
Cassie
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This story was intense and powerful, but told so beautifully and eloquently. It deals with a lot of hard topics, mainly human trafficking, but also homeless people and kids who can’t afford basic needs like food because our government and country just really, really suck.

I really love the way Laurie Halse Anderson took the story of Wonder Woman and truly made her a powerful and incredible woman. Diana just really wanted to help and make a difference, and boy did she ever. She discovered wh
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Skip
Jul 21, 2020 rated it liked it
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Diana turns 16, and feels awkward (even weak) among the female Amazon warriors on the island of Themyscira, still stumbling instead of being sure-footed; however, this does not impede her rescuing a child, resulting in her unexpected departure from the cloaked, isolated world where the Amazons live and train. She ends up in a refugee camp, where her prodigious language skills are noted by Steve, who lures her away to a United Nations job. Diana lives with a Polish mother, who is a friend of Stev ...more
Leah Waters
What a fantastic graphic novel!

One of my favorite Wonder Woman retellings, this one focuses on social justice issues: racism, human trafficking, poverty, and more. With Diana's unique perspective, Laurie Halse Anderson confronts the atrocities that have become commonplace--and she proves that while Diana has powers, you don't need powers to make a difference.

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Brittany
Written by Laurie Halse Anderson
Illustrated by Leila Del Duca

Out of all the wonderful DC graphic novels i have had the pleasure of reading, none have done what this did. Tempest Tossed tackled multiple social problems and raised awareness of child trafficking. While most of the novels we read help one overcome their own insecurities and troubles, this one takes Diana away from her home and literally in the place of these children. She was able to witness these problems and come to know that they
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Ilana
2.5 rounded down. I was not grabbed. Not enthused. Not impressed. I'm a big fan of Laurie Halse Anderson, so I put that entirely on me. I've been a kind of SJW a good part of my life, raised by a woman who literally was on the front lines of social changes as a communist, socialist, separatist, radical feminist and a bunch of "ists". There's been too much virtue signalling in the last years and it's been taken up by far left radical ideologies I don't wish to align myself with any longer. They'v ...more
♠ Tabi⁷ ♠
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm a simple woman of simple tastes, and this was a simple book that spoke its messages loud and clearly through Diana's voice. ...more
Rod Brown
Aug 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Wonder Woman pees, menstruates, and has zits!

I've been reading her adventures for over forty years, and I don't recall any of the above ever being associated with her before. Sure, she is still born from clay, but author Anderson has chosen to give us a most human and relatable 16-year-old Diana Prince, so of course she would experience what every teen does.

Cut off from mystical island of Amazons, Themyscira, Diana finds herself first in a refugee camp on a Greek Island and then whisked away to
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K | aworldinpages
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting modern retelling and beautiful art.
human [on hiatus]
I love reading Wonder Woman retellings, but this one really stands out.

For one, Diana is at an age where she's still growing into her powers, into herself. She's still confused as to where she fits into the world, and is desperate to fit in with the rest of the Amazons. Suddenly, she's deposited into the mortal world, closer to "now" rather than WWII (which is around when the retellings usually put it).

There's also a lot about helping promote diversity, and fighting for justice, especially whe
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Gary Anderson
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To be honest, it’s good to see Wonder Woman in comic form. No disrespect to the television and movie versions, but DC Comics is the original home of Wonder Woman, and there is something satisfying about a new Diana Prince story in a high-quality graphic novel that honors her origins. In Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, author Laurie Halse Anderson’s advocacy on behalf of sexual violence victims and her insights into other tragic circumstances affecting today’s youth make this superhero saga into an ...more
Lu
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. An huge thanks to DC Comics for this free copy.

TW: children exploitation, harassment, kidnapping, mention of rape and sexual abuse, human trafficking.

Princess Diana of Themyscira always felt different and alienated from the Amazons in her island home and she hopes her sixteen birthday will change everything and she will finally feel part of the warrior tribe. But when rafts with refugees break the barrier around her Themyscir
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Danielle (always_read_the_end_first)
Whoa this is a feminist graphic novel perfect for Young Adults and I'm obsessed! This displays sexual harassment, bullying, homeless communities, being of a different country coming to America, loss of family, cultural differences, liberal arts, acne, menstral cycles, child trafficking, socializing, being arrested, public library! being in a park! Ugh I miss socializing right now. When Diana has an epiphany that the world is a disgusting horrible place just by reading a newspaper in a park. It w ...more
Tabrizia
Thank you NetGalley and DC Comics for an advanced copy in exchanged for an honest review.

It was okay. Although the artwork was good, I felt that the story was a little rushed and was jumpy all over the place. I did like the empowerment message about accepting your flaws and not letting it get the best of you, a similar statement that could be said about the view of the rest of society. The story targeted a lot of important issues: homelessness, refugees, immigration, gentrification, issues that
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Bookishrealm
This was really good. I’ll be posting a full review closer to the release date in June.
Yursa Tahir
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Its was very thrilling, artwork was nice but thats about it
Tris
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it
A refreshing take on young Diana Prince, but the ending felt too abrupt.
Jena
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dc-comics
4.5/5 but rounded up for GoodReads, because why the fuck not.

This was absolutely fantastic. Tempest Tossed re-imagines Wonder Woman's origin story to bring Diana into a more modern setting. When Diana inadvertently leaves Themyscira, she becomes a refugee and quickly learns about the ugliness (and beauty) of the outside world. This comic dips into a lot of issues - including immigration, child trafficking, homelessness, inequality, brutality and other facets of our reality. I thought this did an
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& She Reads
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Oh crap I freaking loved this and honestly I needed some wonder woman in my life right now

Diana is always my favorite her bravery and kindness always inspire me and right now the world could use
some Diana Prince

Everyone needs to read this the moment it comes out!!

The art in this comment was absolutely beautiful and I absolutely loved the story it shows off some things that are actually wrong with our world at this time
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Deborah
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A really wonderful YA Wonder Woman story that steers a teenage Diana away from Themyscira and onto a path of social activism and getting a look at the world of immigration and refugees. I loved the themes in this and thought they were very well written; it was serious and thoughtful and didn’t seem like the writers were pandering to the teen audience. Diana seems wholly realized, full of heart and compassion but also strength, and it was especially gratifying that she wasn’t written as being a b ...more
Heather - hturningpages
Rating: 5/5 donated sandwiches

Format: ebook. I’d like to thank Netgalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

To sum up:
This is a retelling of the Wonder Woman origin story by Laurie Halse Anderson, the writer of SPEAK (now also a graphic novel!). Although the beginning of this story felt very familiar, Anderson brings a sensitivity and call to action that feels new and full of hope. I will admit, I haven’t read the original DC Justice comics, but I have absorbed a lot
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Melissa
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was not anticipating or expecting to read this, but once again, my faulty impulse control when it comes to library borrowing gave me a great reading experience. I read a MG book from Anderson years ago and liked it a lot (Fever 1793), so when I saw that she had written a Wonder Woman story, well I had to read it.

This story has a teenage Diana getting caught in a storm out on the ocean because she attempted to help rescue refugees; in the process, Diana becomes a refugee herself on the mean str
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