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Book Review: The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

Jun 18, 2012

Eva Nine and her alien pals search for more of the human race in Tony DiTerlizzi’s amazing book, The Search for WondLa. Kidzworld has the book review.

Sprung From Below

Eva Nine has spent her entire 12 years of her life in an underground sanctuary with her robot guardian Muthr as her only companion. But when a dark creature named Besteel destroys her home, she’s forced to go aboveground. For the first time, Eva Nine experiences the wind on her face and the sun on her skin. But there’s no shortage of dangers above, especially when her omnipod - a portable mini-computer - can’t identify any of the native creatures.

The Human Race

On her run from Besteel, Eva Nine meets a friendly creature named Rovender and an armor-clad behemoth named Otto, who communicates with no one but her. Both agree to protect Eva Nine as she journey's to save Muthr from her sanctuary’s destruction and search for more human beings.

The Enemy

Meanwhile, Besteel is still hot on her trail. Will Eva Nine be able to evade Besteel long enough to find more of her kind? Or will her search for the human race prove impossible?

The Bottom Line

The Search for WondLa is the first book in Tony DiTerlizzi's science fiction series for middle grade readers. It is a fantastic adventure filled with wonderful images, loveable characters and a magical world. Check back for our review of the second book in the WondLa series, A Hero for WondLa.

Have Your Say

Will you read The Search for WondLa? Tell us in our comment section below!

 

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Nandez
Nandez posted in Say Anything:
thanks for posting this Kristen. I think that it is a tough subject to talk about with other people and honestly I think it's good to talk about it in a moderate amount. Now that more pepole are being diagnosed with learning differences or some sort of other mental health disorder, I think that talking about it and informing people will only make it easier for people to feel less awkward or the odd man out. That's how I found about that I am not the only person in the room who has ADD. I'm more willing to come out and talk to people and discribe what I have to go through on a daily basis to raise awareness. School will always be hard for me so I look at my strengths to help push me forward in life. 
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AlphaT posted in Say Anything:
Oh wow, a genuine trigger warning. Did the memes teach you nothing?  First off, an actual warning. Take no action based on what you've read here without first consulting a mental health professional.  Now, I have a lot of experience in mental illness. I have ADHD(Pre-DSMV), an anxiety disorder, and I've tested significant for bipolar (Pre-DSMV).  My best advise is to find a therapist that you personally connect with. It's not about being comfortable, because a good therapist will challenge your thoughts, but you need to be able to accept those challenges. And to do that, you'll need a therapist that you mesh with.  Aside from that, good medication can go a long way to helping you live with your mental issues. However, this isn't true for everyone, and it should be handled by a medical professional. 
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AlphaT
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I mean, it's a problem, but it's a problem that most all hormonal teens go through. 
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Yes, there's so many things I wish I was told that I wasn't.
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Kirsteeeeen
This is great, Kris! Loved it.  Thank you :) It's one of those things I wish someone had said to me in the past, y'know?
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