Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Diana: Princess of the Amazons

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Book Review - Diana: Princess of the Amazons

About the Book
From New York Times bestselling authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale comes a heartfelt story about making mistakes, learning the hard way, and growing up to become a hero.

Eleven-year-old Diana leads an idyllic life on the island of Themyscira. Cut off from the rest of the world, she's beginning to feel a little alone. Though she has a loving mother and many "aunties," she is an only child. In fact, the only child on the entire island!

After an escapade goes wrong, Diana gets in trouble for not living up to the Amazonian standard. She just can't seem to measure up no matter what she does. Every other person on the island is an adult proficient in their trade and mighty in body, while she is gangly, sometimes clumsy, and not particularly good at anything. She's not Wonder Woman... yet anyway. What Diana needs is a friend; someone her own age whom she can talk to. But when she decides to take matters into her own hands, she encounters the unexpected!

My Take on the Book
This is a fun new way to look at the future Wonder Woman. There are very few books I have seen as of late that allows you to get into the mind of a young Diana. It was fun to think of her as a young girl with the concerns of a young girl instead of the self-assured woman you usually see when she is an adult in comics. The book portrays Diana as a real kid, with feelings of a girl and insecurities of a young girl as well. It is a real book that your kids will relate to, especially if you have daughters!

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