Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gamora’s Galactic Showdown (Guardians of the Galaxy Chapter Book) by Brandon Snider -ADVISABLE

Snider, Brandon Gamora’s Galactic Showdown (Guardians of the Galaxy Chapter Book), 119 pages. Marvel, 2017.  $6.  Language: G (o swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

This is the story of Gamora taking time off from the guardians to confront the trauma of her past. She is looking for a box that was valued by her evil father. She runs into Rocket and they end up going together. They run into friend after friend, who each help in their own way with the quest: both in battle and in advice for Gamora on how to cope with her past. Eventually things come to a head as she must face her evil sister, Nebula.

Due to an extremely high vocabulary level, I would say 3 grade and up would have the best comprehension. Though the book is kind of laid out like an chapter book with lots of color illustrations, font changes to represent different characters speaking, and creative layouts. I think this series would be great for those 3-5 grade reluctant and/or low readers. The plot was very much about healing and resolution for Gamora, which could be a weighty topic for younger readers.

EL (K-3), EL – ADVISABLE Stephanie, Elementary School Librarian & Author

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