I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Supergirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Genres: Middle Grade
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on July 5th 2016
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Also by this author: Wonder Woman at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls), Batgirl at Super Hero High
This groundbreaking new middle grade series follows DC Comics' most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains . . . as high schoolers. At Super Hero High, the galaxy's most powerful teens nurture their powers and master the fundamentals of what it means to be a hero.
It seemed like forever since she’d been hurling through space for whereabouts unknown.
What I thought of this book
Supergirl hasn’t been on earth for very long. When she crash landed she was a teenager and her cousin found her and gave her over to his earth parents John and Martha Kent. They took her in and tried to help her but as she was a teenager her powers fueled by the sun came on really fast and she was having troubles containing them.
They decided it would be best to send her to Super Hero High so she could learn how to use her powers. Kara wanted to go to a different hero school as she seen that they didn’t have grades, but she gave Super Hero High a try. Kara wanted to make lots of friends and do really well.
Kara is a bit of a klutz and a lot of it is due to not being able to contain her powers. I felt really bad for her because she would go to do something simple and end up with a mess. She was a bit over eager at times to and though she made a lot of friends she had one that was more of a friend than any other and that was Barbara Gordon, a non-super. Kara learns what being a super hero really means while also fighting bullies in school. There are always those ones who don’t want you to succeed and just when you think Kara has done it again she ends up saving the day. I really liked Kara. I think she would be very easy to relate to for young girls who are reading this book.
Of course I also love all the other superheros even though some seem like they could be super villains as they are bullies. If you read the first one Wonder Woman (which I advise you do first) then we get to see more of Wonder Woman and see that she is doing very good in school. She had a rough start as well but in becoming a very popular superhero.
I believe this is a great series for Middle grade girls who are trying to find their place in the world. It’s about High Schoolers but I think it’s more for MG and young YA as they seem to be more about finding your identity and being yourself which works well with MG kids.
Over all it was just great fun to read. I can’t wait to read the next one!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- New Release Challenge 2016
- Summer COYER