Diana and the Island of No Return (Wonder Woman Adventures)
Princess Diana is awaiting the arrival of her best friend Princess Sakina. They are to attend the Chara Festival. Diana and Sakina plan on talking about their big dreams and having a week of fun and learning. Diana wants to train to be a warrior and Sakina wants to be an apprentice at the library.
When Diana finds a boy has stowed away on a ship, chaos begins to ensue from her keeping secrets to misinformation to the boy making everyone on the island fall asleep. Diana must figure out how to rescue her people even if it means traveling to an island she can’t leave.
I loved the beginning with the description of the festival, and I love the battle of the demon and waking everyone at the end. I did not love the middle. I felt less time could have been taken for the characters getting to the island, characters getting through traps, and having a harder time getting the ingredients they need to defeat the demon. It needed a bit more tension.
The style seemed appropriate for the adventure type of book and good for a middle-grade book.
Diana’s voice seemed to fit a middle school age well. I felt like the character’s voices weren’t super strong with any character. I know that is hard with it being an already known character. I recommend this book for children ages ten and older.
|Page Count||288 pages|
|Publisher||Random House Books for Young Readers|
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