Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Chances are you’ve heard of Wonder Woman. The new movie, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine and directed by Patty Jenkins, is everywhere you turn your head. It’s received countless positive reviews and glowing praises. And rightfully so—I loved it!
Wonder Woman by Nancy Holder is not a new story featuring Diana, it’s a straight up novelization of the movie. I found novelizations can be hit or miss for me; some are written too simply and abruptly for my tastes, but this one was a fantastic addition to the Wonder Woman franchise! It fleshed out the scenes in the movie that went by just a bit too fast, and beefed up Diana’s character with inner monologue.
The famous “No Man’s Land” scene was especially exciting to experience in a different medium. It made it that much more powerful!
The book follows the movie scene for scene, with a lot of the dialogue word for word from the script, so it’a a perfect companion piece to the film. Nancy captured Diana’s inner voice well letting us in Diana’s head to see what she was thinking during those key film moments.
I’m excited to rewatch the movie after having read this!
Wonder Woman is perfect for fans of the movie who want a little bit more.
Thanks Titan Books for a copy to review!