A Hero For WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

A Hero For WondLa

Eva Nine has finally found what she has always been looking for; other human beings. Having been rescued by Hailey, Eva couldn't be happier, and now Hailey is taking Eva and her friends to the human colony New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony. But all is not as idyllic as it seems.

Details A Hero For WondLa

TitleA Hero For WondLa
Release DateMay 8th, 2012
PublisherSimon & Schuster Childrens Books
GenreFantasy, Science Fiction, Childrens, Middle Grade, Adventure, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews A Hero For WondLa

  • Regan
    I just love this series
  • J. Else
    This book is very philisophical for a children's book. Its very environmentally oriented, yet it was also an easy enough read for me to devour it in 2 days. No kidding! DiTerlizzi captures readers with his vivid imagination and gorgeous illustrations! I think this is one of the first books I've read where a 12-year-old girl sounds, acts, gets angry, and thinks like a 12 year old. In so many other stories, the 12 year olds think like adults and pe...
  • Breanna
    I was skeptical about the book in the beginning. I really had no clue where it was going to go or what the book was going to be about after the first one, so it took me a little while to get in to it. But honestly this book is such a quick read. It captivates you and you find yourself reading over a 100 pages without even realizing, and not wanting to stop. The illustrations are amazing. Overall I really enjoyed this book, even more than I enjoye...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Another great installment in this series. This really deserves a lot more attention. Review to come.
  • Kim McGee
    It is a rare thing when the second book wows me the way the first book did but I am happy to say that I am still madly in love with WondLa! Eva Nine and friends old and new have made their way on the ship Bijou to the human colony of New Attica with hopes that Eva will find her WondLa and feel at home. Not to spoil the story I will just say that all is not what she hoped for and Eva continues with guidance from the wise Rovender Kitt ,an alien wh...
  • Vincent Desjardins
    “A Hero for WondLa” picks up right where “The Search for WondLa” left off. If you haven’t read “Search…” (and if not, why not?) you will probably find this book a bit on the confusing side. The author makes a lot of references to characters, events and places from the first book but does not do much in the way of recapping. On the other hand, if you read and liked Book one of this eventual trilogy, you’re in for a treat in this ...
  • Madeleine - Tei
    I bought this book today (Thursday, 5/10/12) at Mr. DiTerlizzi's book signing at Books Inc. Sadly, I'm still grounded from reading until I finish school (my mom's punishments may seem odd at times, but she sure knows what ways to torture me). I keep staring woefully at the cover. Don't tell my mom, but I got in 5 chapters before she came home from my brother's rehearsal. She was not in a good mood from all that bay bridge traffic.--Much more bay ...
  • DavidO
    Why I liked this book so much:The world building. Despite the story taking entirely in place on Earth, it felt like a completely new world. In the first book of the series we learned there was a biological collapse on Earth which left few things alive. However the bacteria managed to survive, and these have evolved into huge forms which dominate the landscape. There are also a few human survivors, a human city, and several groups of aliens living...
  • Madeline O'Rourke
    As much as Second Book Syndrome is definitely a common thing, one thing I value about second books is how they expand the world of the series, and A Hero for WondLa is no different.I'm so into this world DiTerlizzi has created. I don't want to get spoilery, but it's interesting and unique; I love the premise of how the world came to be; I love the creatures; I love the interactions between the world and its denizens. Really, I don't think this se...
  • evelina
    The reason behind the low rating is mostly that it took me almost 2 months to read it. If it takes me more than a month to read a book something about it must be bad. I just didn't get into it and I never wanted to sit down and read because I wasn't interested in what would happen. However, I believe that I would have enjoyed it more if I read it another time because I don't think I was in the right mood for this now. I love many things about thi...
  • Betty-Ann
    I was SO excited to pick up this book! I had read the first of the series called The Search for WondLa last fall and was eagerly awaiting the sequel. And it did not disappoint! The book continues the story of Eva Nine, the young girl who grew up in Sanctuary 573 with her Muthr (Multi-Utility Task Help Robot 06). When Besteel destroyed their home and they had to survive above ground, Eva Nine was thrown into a world that she was not prepared for. ...
  • Helen
    I can think of no other way to describe this book (and the one that proceeds it The Search For WondLa) other than to call it fantastical science fiction. The story follows Eva Nine as she explores the world she emerges into from the Sanctuary where she has always lived. It is a world far different from what she was taught to expect, in ways both beautiful and terrifying. The characters are incredibly original, but never to the point of not being ...
  • Marie
    Warning: minor spoilers. I give away a small piece of the plot.I had to put this book on a LOT of "shelves" here at Goodreads! It got 5 stars from me, I listened to it as an audiobook (it had a great reader!), it's sort of fantasy, sort of fiction, sort of middle-grades dystopia, and I'd definitely recommend this series to any and all middle schoolers!A Hero for WondLa is the second book in the delightful WondLa series by Tony DiTerlizzi. It's a ...
  • Kevin
    This second book brings all that was well done about the first and adds in more details and more depth to the characters.DiTerlizzi continues his wonderful world building and adds in a real sense of danger and menace to this book in the form of the humans Eva Nine finally meets.Like all good world builders, DiTerlizzi has created a world filled with interesting creatures and cultures that seem to have ancient and complex histories behind them. An...
  • Terry Costantini
    What a great series. The problem with teen books is that the author often settles for a simplistic story that doesn't satisfy older readers. This is not the case with the Wondla series. The first book hooked me, and the second book extended the story in an ultra-cool way. The ideas are deep and interesting, and the writing and intermittent illustrations are really awesome. I like the series, but I am really sick of trilogies...especially when the...
  • Nicole
    I don't know how he does it, but Tony manages to create an entirely new fairy tale. It's got elements of classic style, but fully set in the future and I cannot help but love it.This is the second in the Wondla trilogy and it's just as woderful as the first book. Though darker, and a bit more fast paced, this book continues the story of Evan Nine very well. I cannot wait til the third book is released!!
  • Kaytee Capelin
    There is so much that I love about this book, but the main thing is that I loved how it made me thing about how Earth could end up like Orbona.
  • Lynette
    This is another great book by Tony DiTerlizzi. His mix of adventure, art and life lessons make this a great story for children and adults alike.
  • Chloë
    I just love this series.
  • Charisa
    I love the world that Tony has created. there was never a dull moment for me while reading this.( I read it in one day).
  • Jessica
    Originally posted at Authorly InsaneAs the epilogue of The Search for WondLa left off on a bit of a cliff-hanger, A Hero for WondLa picks up right away. Instantly, we get to meet the newest character, Hailey, who I simply cannot take seriously due to his name, among other things. We see he's kind of a preoccupied jerk, and then we get to go right back to 'ohmygosh yes yes I want to explore Orbona in an airship!' Alas, that's not how it goes. I wo...
  • Claudia Sanchez
    "The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition"- Carl SaganI am amazed by the greatness of this book. I just. I thought it was awesome!I must admit I was not the happiest of campers going back into this world. The truth is, I had a hard time reading the first book in the series. I liked it, but I wasn't amazed. However, this one had all the things I love most about every book I read. Complex relationships, moral questi...
  • Brooke
    I think I enjoyed the first book slightly more...“Your home is where your family is... Where someone waits for you and thinks about you.”The boy pilot of a battered airship flies 12-year-old Eva Nine to the human city, new Attica. Eva is certain that this will be the perfect start to a new life with her good friend, the Caerulean alien named Rovendar Kitt, especially after the tragic loss of her robotic caretaker, Muther. However like many th...
  • Jackson
    while the first book was about family, this book is about friends and the importance of them. the book starts off right where the first book ends. Even though Eve 9 still loves her family and would do anything to get them back she has accepted that they are never coming back. she now seeks a new family and through out her jouney to save wondla she becomes closer to her friends. she has never trusted them this much before. thats what makes this bo...
  • Fi's Journey
    "One can find happiness in a variety of places. It can be in a busy city of many, such as Solas; but it may also be alone, deep in a tranquil forest. It is not always among your kind." (Rovender to Eva) The second book is just as amazing as the first one, maybe even a bit better?There are air-whales, sand-snipers, floatazoan (or floater), wandering trees and water bears... and so much more awesomeness. I love Eva and Rovender for their great and...
  • Jenny (Jen & Mel's Book Nook)
    This was a pretty good second book in the series. I didn't particularly like Hailey or Eva Eight and the plot kind of surprised me but it was a quick and enjoyable read! Looking forward to reading the final book in this trilogy!
  • Belladonna
    I really liked this book. It was a really fun book.
  • Elizabeth La Lettrice
    I realize I don't have a review of the first book in the series: The Search for WondLa as I read the ARC before my Goodreads days... :)I didn't realize how much I really loved the first book until I got midway through the second. I mean, I must have really liked it if I picked up the second, right? I think I picked up the second more for the fact that a book of this much imagination and uniqueness (I'm referring to the first, of course) does not ...
  • Brenda
    Summertime! At last I have read the sequel to Tony Diterlizzi’s science fiction novel, The Search for WondLa and I liked it even more than the first. It brings all that was well done in the first and adds more details to the plot, deepens the history surrounding the story and adds even more depth to the characters. The author continues to grow his wonderful world building. He creates a real sense of danger and menace to this book through the ac...
  • Tatiana Dengo
    Absolutely loved it. DiTerlizzi's WondLa books are the kind that make you forget where you're standing. I wasn't sitting on my bed reading, I was in Orbona (and I quickly learned to read this book behind closed doors lest the illusion abruptly disappear after being interrupted by someone). The illustrations did not disappoint this time around either. They are just as plentiful and detailed as in the last book. Originally I thought that the blue w...