Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Review: Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
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 :)