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A Hero for Wondla
Contributor(s): DiTerlizzi, Tony
ISBN: 1416983139     ISBN-13: 9781416983132
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: July 2013
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Annotation: Raised underground by a robot, twelve-year-old Eva Nine finally finds all she ever wanted in the human colony of New Attica, but something very bad is going on there and unless Eva and her friends stop it, it could mean the end of life on Orbona.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Science fiction.
Human-alien encounters; Fiction.
Identity; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2013031127
Lexile Measure: 690
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Search for WondLa
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.50" W x 1.25" (1.30 lbs) 445 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 151511
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 11.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q56686
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 18.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall)
Having been raised in isolation by a robot on a futuristic Earth, Eva Nine (The Search for WondLa) now journeys to a human city. Her discoveries about her origins avoid clear heroes and villains and let readers make their own determinations. As in the first volume, several of the blue-and-gray-hued illustrations serve as keys to an interactive game on the series' website.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 June)

Gr 4–7—Picking up where The Search for Wondla (S & S, 2010) ended, Eva Nine, along with her close alien friend Rovender, is on her way to a human city for the first time. She is torn between suspicion of the young pilot named Hailey, who has come to transport her, and wanting to feel as if she belongs among "her people." Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Eva's excitement at being part of a community is soon replaced by dread as she realizes that the mastermind behind the city, Cadmus, is not a benevolent father figure, but a controlling dictator who wants to destroy the alien populations and reclaim the Earth for human inhabitants. She quickly realizes that the human city is more of a trap than a home and she is marked for bigger things. With the help of a newfound sister, she rescues her friends from evil science experiments and sets off to warn the rest of the world. Sacrifices are made and Eva Nine goes through her own transformation, finding out what it means to have family and perhaps where she truly belongs. This installment in the series is as well written as the first and will leave readers wanting to know what happens to all those fighting to save their world. With complete descriptions of scenery, creatures, flora, and cities, DiTerlizzi has created a world that is easy for readers to step into. A strong recommendation for anyone who has read the first volume and motivation for others to start the series.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA

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