Supergirl at Super Hero High
by Lisa Yee
Series: DC Super Hero Girls #2
Published: 5 July 2016
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Age Level: Middle Grade (ages 8-12)
Source: Provided by Publisher
My Rating: 4/5!
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!
Supergirl is the new girl in school—and she just also happens to be the most powerful teenager in the galaxy!
After losing her home planet of Krypton and everyone she knows, Supergirl has made a new home on Earth, but she’s isn’t so sure that Super Hero High School is the right place for her. Wonder Woman, other new friends, and a kindly librarian make her feel welcome, but breached inter-dimensional portals, invading alien armies, and bad dreams shake her confidence. It’s not easy being a super hero and a high school student all at once!
Award-winning author Lisa Yee brings mystery, thrills, and laughs to this groundbreaking series that follows DC Comics’ most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Move over Batman and Superman - the DC Super Hero Girls are ready to save the day and have fun doing it!
The DC Super Hero Girls series is a new favorite, I must admit. I just finished reading Supergirl at Super Hero High about ten minutes ago and I am still grinning from the fun of it all! Once again, Lisa Yee has created a fun, adventurous, mysterious, action-packed novel that is sure to appeal to comic book fans everywhere!
Previously in the world of Super Hero High, we met Wonder Woman. At the end of that novel, a new super hero arrived on the scene: Supergirl! I mentioned in my review for Wonder Woman at Super Hero High that I was a huge fan of super hero females, especially Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and yes, Supergirl. I couldn't resist jumping into the world of Super Hero High again when the offer from Random House popped up in my inbox.
Supergirl is much less sure of herself than Wonder Woman is. When we first meet her, her planet is in danger and her parents are shuttling her off in an attempt to save her life. Luckily, that attempt works, though everything that Supergirl has known no longer exists. She lands on planet Earth and discovers her new powers. She has super strength, super hearing, x-ray vision, super speed, and she can fly! But poor Supergirl doesn't quite know how to control her new powers. She's too unsure of herself and too clumsy to not make some mistakes along the way, but she is upbeat for the most part and determined to be the best she can be. One of the main things I loved about this particular installment of the series is that we get to see Supergirl's insecurities and how she tries to overcome them, though she's not always successful. Growing up is hard enough without so many changes happening in your life, but Supergirl rises above it all. I think this is a wonderful message to share with kids who just don't feel as though they fit in. The ones who don't think they can do anything right. There are so many influences in the world that can break your heart and make you feel worthless, but it is so nice to see something like Supergirl at Super Hero High to make you realize you're not alone in the world. That you matter and you're special, and as long as you try your best, you'll be super. Also, I loved finding a kindred spirit in Supergirl's clumsiness. So endearing!
The full cast of characters were even more fleshed out in this book and I found myself really liking Barbara Gordon, the lone non-super and tech intern surrounded by all the super hero students. It was lovely getting to see Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy and all the other Super Hero High students again! I'm pretty sure one of my other favorites is quickly becoming Beast Boy. He really cracks me up! I think there are some great twists and turns that are sure to keep readers on their toes.
Overall, Supergirl at Super Hero High was an absolute joy to read. The next installment in the series, Batgirl at Super Hero High, is slated to come out next January and you can bet your red high-top sneakers I will be reading it! If you have yet to jump into the world of the DC Super Hero Girls, check out my review for Wonder Woman at Super Hero High and get started on the super adventure right away!