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Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed

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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
Paperback, 208 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2020 by DC Comics
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Jul 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
I'm a simple woman of simple tastes
"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
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
Maggie Carr
I shared this ARC with my nearly 8 year old who is a Wonder Woman fangirl. She helped me pronounce some of the words I couldn't say correctly and she didn't object when I swapped out the profanity with words she knew that got the point acrossed. We enjoyed the origin portions and Diana's desire to help those who can't always help themselves, not just with strength and agility but also using linguistics and her vast array of languages. In this story her human community (NYC) is also dealing with ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OUTSTANDING and timely. So much of what the world is facing now is in this beautifully illustrated and powerfully done graphic novel.
Erica Deb
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cool take on Wonder Woman. Very current.
Stephanie Bange
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed from ARC.

This gets two thumbs up from this WW fan, who used to spend her weekly allowance on DC comics when she was in the 5th and 6th grade many years ago...

In this origin story for Wonder Woman, Diana experiences the usual growing pains of most young women - including having pimples, seeing her body change, growing into her adult body, and mood swings caused by raging hormones. She is assured that when she reaches her sixteenth birthday, she will no longer be a "changeling". When that
Jane Miller
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonder Woman!!! Laurie Halse Anderson! Those words by themselves should clue you in as to how amazing this book is. It is written in a graphic novel format A graphic novel that doesn't gratuitously use the woman's body to create interest. Everyone is dressed in time period appropriate clothing!
In short this YA book is about an Amazonian woman's coming of age. After growing up in a culture of love, strength and cooperation Diana, who is anxious to grow up, leaves the safety net of her land
Jennifer Hottinger
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson is a graphic novel I requested an ARC of on NetGalley as soon as I saw it! I love her writing and have included many of her books in my classroom library. The novel begins with explaining how Wonder Woman was created. The story of the goddesses is intriguing and will interest students studying Greek Mythology. She is a changeling and discovering her powers, when rafts of children refugees are thrown into the water. Screaming children and ...more
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
From Wonder Womans origins story to her new life in present day NYC, Anderson seamlessly brings Diana Prince into the 21st century in this graphic novel. We start on Themyscira and Dianas longing to be like the other Amazon warriors. But when 21st century Syrian refugees wash up on the beach, 16 year old Diana plunges into the ocean to save drowning children. When she comes up for air, the island has disappeared, and Diana is forced to become a refugee alongside those shes rescued. When they ...more
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copy
ARC via Netgalley. An interesting take on the Wonder Woman origin myth that incorporates the contemporary refugee crisis along with a variety of other humanitarian issues -- homelessness, human trafficking, gentrification, etc. On some level I think the book would have been more powerful if it had lingered longer with the refugees; Diana gets pulled out of the camp pretty quickly by a U.N. representative who takes special notice of her translating ability, which is obviously not usually an ...more
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Laurie Halse Anderson since I was a teen, so I was so excited to see another title from her, and a graphic novel to boot! This is an origin story of sorts for Princess Diana of the Amazons, or Wonder Woman! The story finds her right around her 16th birthday. She ends up in the real world, alone and has no idea what to do. She soon meets some people that she will soon view as family, and helps them deal with injustice and danger.

I loved the story, and the art was beautiful.
Heather Jennings
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm a lifelong Wonder Woman fan and the premise of a story about her teenage years was too good to resist. I was lucky to snag an ARC through NetGalley. It is nice to see Diana go through the "facepox" and "moonsbleeding" like other teenagers and struggle with the newness of the outside world. The book addresses gentrification and refugees while allowing the Wonder Woman to be the kick-butt hero we know her to be. I will say that if you are a fan of the comic books, the artwork is reminiscent of ...more
Amy Formanski Duffy
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
On Dianas 16th birthday, her Born Day, a boat of refugees lands on the coast of her island, Themyscira. Diana wants to help them and accidentally sails away with them on the boat. From there, she finds herself in a refugee camp in Greece and is then taken to New York by United Nations workers. They recognize her talents with languages and want to hire her. She lives with Henke, a kind Polish woman, and her granddaughter Raissa. Somehow this comic tackles homelessness, child trafficking, ...more
Joining the ranks of YA and middle grade authors writing for DC, Laurie Halse Anderson brings her characteristic grit and bigheartedness to the Wonder Woman origin story. With gorgeous illustrations and color palette by Leila Del Duca, Diana's journey takes her from Themyscira to a refugee camp to an apartment in Queens, where she encounters a new kind of villain: child traffickers. Despite the fantasy of the Amazonian princess, Anderson does not back away from the very real concerns of Diana's ...more
Jenny Claiborne
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from School Library Journal and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I sincerely enjoyed this take on the Wonder Woman backstory. Diana turns 16 and loses her home as she saves a group of boaters from drowning. After living herself in a refugee camp, she is discovered by a couple from America and taken to live with Henke Cukierek and her granddaughter, Raissa. Diana helps Raissa feed poor children and stop a child trafficking ring. Great story from start to finish!
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thanks to SLJ for the ARC!
I was pretty excited to see this one but less enthused as I read the bodily perils of Wonder-less Teen Woman who battles with acne and fatigue. Reducing Diana to sixteen ruined the character for me. Introducing a homosexual couple (and being lazy in naming them too) ruined the book. Readers deserve better than this.
The activism plot really wasn't that bad, but the whole plot marrs the canon of Wonder Woman. This should've stayed on the editing board a little longer.
Becca Evans
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This one's really powerful. It tackles immigration, the dangers refugees face, the struggles to even just be respected and understood as human beings. I really like this as an origin story, because it doesn't flinch away from the horrors that Diana witnesses after she leaves Themyscira. Hope they do a sequel for this one!

Also Wonder Woman snores and no one can take that away from me.
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Anderson and del Duca did a great job with another version of the Wonder Woman origin story.

It took all the things you love about Diana, her compassion, her bravery, and made it work with the story.

The new twist on Steve Trevor was great as well.

This was an Advanced Readers Copy from mid-winter ala.
Meredith Ann
A really incredible graphic novel with beautiful art. I picked this one up solely because of Laurie Halse Anderson and I'm glad I did.
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, physical-2020
How can i not love a WW story?
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads, ala, jri
A modern retelling of a young Wonder Woman coming into her powers and her legacy.
Feb 04, 2020 added it
Shelves: 2020, arc-galley
Queer content: m/m background relationship
Noah Reed
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An Elseworlds story of Diana going to Mans World is everything that makes Wonder Woman special!
Jenn Marshall
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
On Diana's 16th birthday a raft of refugees break through the barrier to Themyscira and while trying to rescue them Diana is washed out to sea.

This is not your typical Wonder Woman story. She is clumsy and insecure. This is a tough topic and it is done very well. The human trafficking is hard to read in places because of the emotions, but the author handled it with thoughtfulness.

The artist's previous work was Sleepless, Wicked and Divine, and American Vampire so I was excited for this book.
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