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Wonder Woman Warbringer
Contributor(s): Bardugo, Leigh
ISBN: 0399549730     ISBN-13: 9780399549731
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: August 2017
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Annotation: Longing to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters, Diana risks exile when she saves Alia, a Warbringer.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Brothers and sisters; Fiction.
Coming of age; Fiction.
Female friendship; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2016044698
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: DC Icons
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 6.50" W x 1.25" (1.40 lbs) 369 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 190324
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 17.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 July)

Gr 9 Up—Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, daughter of Hippolyta—and desperate for her mother's approval. When Diana witnesses a shipwreck, she decides she cannot let the sole survivor drown. But when disease begins to afflict Diana's Amazon sisters, and earthquakes shake the island of Themyscira, it becomes clear that Diana's choice to rescue Alia has consequences she never could have imagined. Alia is no ordinary girl—she is a descendant of Helen of Troy, the woman whose face "launched a thousand ships." But it wasn't Helen's beauty that drove men to war—Helen was a Warbringer, a deadly legacy Alia has inherited. Diana, Alia, and a motley crew of New York teenagers must find a way to end Alia's potentially destructive power and prevent global war. But there are both human and mythological forces that stand in their way. This book is cinematic in its presentation—fans of the Wonder Woman movie or comics will be satisfied by the fight sequences and the sidekick characters. And the plot about the world on the brink of war feels timely. This book will also appeal to fans of James Patterson's "Maximum Ride" series. VERDICT Not very nuanced, but full of heart and good fun. A strong choice for collections needing female-powered titles for reluctant readers.—Heather M. Campbell, formerly at Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO

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