Batgirl at Super Hero High

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Another 12+ hour drive with three little darlings under my belt. I wish I could say it was a breeze, but…10 month old. 

He hates the car. We only made it an hour before our first stop. I was tempted to turn around then and call it a day. 

But I didn’t.

Instead I put in an audiobook for the big kids and let the baby have the DVD player for a bit. 

I know. I know. 

But 12 hours in the car.

The big kids were more than happy to listen to “Batgirl at Super Hero High” by Lisa Yee. And I was pleasantly surprised myself! 

The audiobook was read by Mae Whitman which was a treat for this Parenthood aficionado. 

The story of Barbara Gordon who becomes Batgirl is fun, complex, and has just enough high tech super villain drama to keep you on your toes. 

Despite being a bit younger than the target audience at 5 and 6, Mr.B and Miss H were intrigued and captivated throughout.

I truly appreciated the parent/child storyline between Batgirl and her father, and the complexities of emotions a parent must go through when they so desperately want to keep their child safe, but also know they must let them soar to their dreams and they cannot, in fact, protect them.

Throughout the story we follow Batgirl as she becomes an official scholar at Super Hero High; as she navigates the rigors of schoolwork, the highs and lows of friendships, and ultimately learns what everyone’s strongest super power is (their brain), and must test hers to its limits to defeat The Calculator. 

We enjoyed this audiobook so much and are eager to pick up another DC Super Hero Girls book and see what adventures await us!

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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