Book Review: Batgirl at Super Hero High

Book Review: Batgirl at Super Hero HighBatgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee, Random House
Series: DC Super Hero Girls #3
on January 3rd 2017
Pages: 240
Reading Challenges: Coyer Summer Reading List

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! Batgirl has always hidden in the shadows but does she have what it takes to stand in the spotlight at Super Hero High? Barbara Gordon has always been an off-the-charts, just-forget-about-the-test super-genius and tech whiz, and then she gets the offer of a lifetime when Supergirl recognizes that Barbara s talents make her an ideal candidate for Super Hero High. Donning the cape and cowl, Barbara Gordon becomes Batgirl, ready to train at the most elite school on the planet, next to some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. She s always had the heart of a hero . . . but now she ll have to prove that she can be one. Good thing she loves a challenge! 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!

As a fan of Batgirl I most definitely had to read this book even if it was meant for a younger audience. I have read the previous books in this series and have enjoyed them very much. This one was no exception. The books are very easy to follow and each is connected to the one before and the one to follow.

This one follows Barbara Gordon, SHH’s tech-savy specialist. Although she is not a student, being part of the tech team, she is friends with all those around her, for the most part. However, she wants to be like her friends and included in helping protect those around her, including her own hometown of Gotham. With the help of her friends she creates Batgirl and eventually is given an opportunity to join SHH, except her father, the commissioner, does not approve initially.

After being able to attend SHH, Barbara is no longer Barbara, instead she is Batgirl and she flourishes even with all the stress. However, something goes wrong when she tries helping a friend and fellow classmate and she is left to deal with the consequences.

I would definitely recommend this book to all Batgirl fans, young and old. As previous stated, they are easy to follow and are short reads.

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