Thursday, May 31, 2018

Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale - OPTIONAL

Hale, Shannon and Dean Squirrel Meets World (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1), 324 pages. Marvel (Disney), 2017. $14. Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  

Doreen Green just moved to New Jersey and is starting the ninth grade.  Doreen has a squirrel tail and other squirrel attributes, but her parents tell Doreen to keep them hidden.   When crimes are committed in Doreen’s new neighborhood she can’t help but get involved.   Her upbeat and positive personality takes on the middle school social life, where she finds a new friend named Ana Sofia.  Doreen also finds friends among the squirrels in her neighborhood and they bound over fighting against a super villain.  

Doreen has a likable personality because she is kind and has great self-confidence.  She has a lot of energy and likes to use it for good.  I love the Marvel superheroes, but I have a hard time buying into the idea of a squirrel girl as the story line got to be a bit ridiculous at times.  That said, this book is clean and I liked the funny young superhero.  

EL, MS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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