Excellent, Young Adult, Gai Godot, Chris Pine, David Thelis, Robin Wright, Warrior, Heroism, Romance, Mythology, DC Comics, WWI
Diana is an Amazonian warrior princess living on the secluded and safe island of Themyscira. Her mother refuses to let Diana train as a warrior, but Diana’s aunt insists and teaches Diana despite the queen’s disapproval. Their peaceful lives are interrupted when a WWI pilot crashes into their protected seas. Diana rescues the man, but and a fight breaks out between the Germans pursuing the pilot and the Amazons. The warriors triumph, but learn about the great war in the outside world. Diana is convinced that Ares, the god of war, has returned to destroy humankind. Diana and the pilot, Steve, travel to England to delivers a book of crucial information. Diana insists that Steve take her to the front lines so that she can find and combat Ares. In spite of orders, Steve takes Diana and a ragtag crew to the front to stop the Germans from releasing a deadly gas. They manage to stop a plane from dropping the gas bombs, but at the steep price of Steve’s life. Diana discovers Ares among their allies and, after an epic battle, defeats him.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38
, Article 27.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss7/27