Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3
What did you like about the book? In this title in the new DC Super Hero Girls series, Barbara Gordon gets the chance to enroll at Super Hero High despite her father’s misgivings. Commissioner Gordon just wants his daughter to be safe, but when Super Girl is her best friend that is not going to happen. Allowed to enroll, Barbara, known as Batgirl, sets out to prove that she can be a super hero without natural super powers. Batgirl is a high-tech genius, but she makes a powerful enemy when she competes on TechTalk TV and wins. A billion called The Calculator infects Batgirls programming and the whole internet is about to shut down. With her ingenuity and the help of her super friends, Batgirl saves the world and is elected Student of the Month. This is a fun action-packed story featuring lots of girl power.
Anything you didn’t like about it? The characters are not given much depth and the dialogue can be stilted, but readers looking for some super heroine stories will love it.
To whom would you recommend this book? Fans of superheroes will enjoy this new take on their favorite characters as teens.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries
Where would you shelve it? Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Date of review: 3/2/17