Review: Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

Author: Lisa Yee
Publisher: Random House Kids
Published: January 3, 2017
Hardcover, 240 pages
ISBN: 9781101960655
Genre: Children's Middle Grade
Source: Published


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!

My Thoughts:

Holy girl power, Batman! Lisa Yee has done it again. The multi-talented Lisa Yee has authored another book in the DC Super Hero series. This is a great series for middle grade students who love super heroes! The first novel landed in 2016 featuring Wonder Woman's story, the second book came in the summer of 2016 featuring Supergirl. Batgirl at Super Hero High continues the series and the story line for the kids at Super Hero High.

Before the supers was separated into villains and heroes, they first went to high school. And like everyone, they were trying to find their place in the world. Batgirl and Supergirl are besties. They want nothing more than to attend the same school. Barbara aka Batgirl does not have super powers, though she's pretty quick on her feet, and feels like she doesn't belong at Super Hero High. Not to mention her dad, Commissioner Gordon, doesn't want her to attend the school. But Batgirl is determined to keep up with the rest of the students. Things seem to be going in her favor until a computer virus threatens to undo all of Batgirl's hard work.

This is a great series for young girls. It's girl power at its finest. Batgirl exhibits perseverance, intelligence, a can-do attitude, and the power of friendship that will make you wish you were a student at SHH. Lisa Yee has tapped into something that the literary world has needed for girls. My daughter and I both love this series. I can't wait to read Katana's story next.