I don’t even know where to start with this book……
When I collected as a kid I loved Superman! As an adult with a lot of real life experience the infallible hero bothers me. I can’t stand how heroes like Superman stand by doing the “right” thing so fervently that they’d destroy an entire city rather than killing a single Super Villain. Like…how many innocent people die when a single building collapses???
I can see past that with Wonder Woman. She isn’t as much about doing what’s right as much as she is about love and compassion. Boyscouts won’t save the world but if people were more compassionate things would turn around dramatically! I can appreciate Wonder Woman.
I really liked the beginning where it showed Diana’s mother collecting the blood of the Gods to mix with the mud she used to make her…that was cool. I really appreciate background and a look into origins.
…but there was a lot of build up to a very dramatic end to Chapter Two…
Starting with the first book where she was forced into a death match with Cheetah and refused to kill her. That was an awesome demonstration of Wonder Woman’s compassion! We saw it again in Book Two where she offered to let the overthrown leader of the city help lead the people to safety…again…compassion.
A powerful part to the story (it was even printed onto the back of the book) was when they were about to fight the monster and she addresses the people saying “Even if this is your last day, I’ll be with you until the end.” Wonder Woman loves people and stands up for people.
Then the end…
She’s with her mother…
And there’s yet another rash reaction from a human as he cuts her mother’s hands off just after Wonder Woman learns that it was the humans and their bombs that destroyed the world and turned her sisters into monsters.
She has had enough……….
“I’ve been killing my sisters this whole time to protect the people who did this to them in the first place…My mother was right. You can’t be trusted.”
I am without words.