Monday, November 5, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

A Hero For WondLa
by Tony DiTerlizzi

Flap Copy Description:
"Don't be afraid. I'm  here to bring you back home."
     The boy pilot of a battered airship flies twelve-year-old Eva Nine to the human city, New Attica. Eva is certain that this will be the perfect start to a new life with her good friend, The Caerulean alien named Rovender Kitt - especially after the loss of her robotic caretaker, Muthr. However, like many things on planet Orbana, appearances can be deceiving.
     Eva encounters many new people in New Attica, including a long-lost relative she was unaware of. And she uncovers the secrets of the Sanctuaries, the HRP, and the history of her planet's past. But then new questions arise, and the delicate spirit of life is threatened once again. Was coming to New Attica the right decision?

My Thoughts:
Tony DiTerlizzi's, A Hero For WondLa, is the sequel to his highly-acclaimed novel, The Search For WondLa. In this second book of the trilogy, the protagonist, Eva, continues to transform from a lonely, insecure girl to a confident, young woman. The imaginative science fiction plot in the futuristic world of Orbana, is full of twists and turns and has complex and compassionate characters. I can't wait for the release of the third book in this super series! I would highly recommend this upper middle grade novel to readers from the ages of ten and up.

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  1. I'm not a big science fiction fan, but there's something about that beautiful cover art that really draws me in.
    Another great review, Victoria! Thanks =)

    1. I feel the same way, Ruth. However, Mr. DiTerlizzi's characters are so well developed that he hooked me with his MC - on both books. Thanks!

  2. This is exactly the kind of book I would have loved as a kid (still would). And I love the cover.

    1. The cover is awesome. Tony DiTerlizzi also illustrated his books... way too much talent for one person! ^_^ Thanks, Sara.