The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Squirrel Meets World

Book - 2017
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After Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers, she becomes a full-fledged superhero called Squirrel Girl.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Marvel, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781484781548
1484781546
Branch Call Number: j HALE 2017
Characteristics: 324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hale, Dean 1972-- Author

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JCLChrisK Oct 20, 2017

The Hales do a marvelous job of capturing the spirit and tone of the Squirrel Girl comics in this prose novel, which is a bit prequel and origin story. Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green is just as delightfully fun as college Doreen. And best of all, no familiarity with the character or comics is needed to fully enjoy this. Highly recommended.

MomoT Apr 25, 2017

If you love the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comics then this functions as a fun backgrounder that explains how Doreen Green came to be a superhero. With all the same, sassy attitude (though with a bit less confidence, because being fourteen means not realising how kick-ass you are).

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sagewolfe
Apr 06, 2017

Picked up this audiobook for a spring break family car trip and was BLOWN AWAY by its awesomeness. Squirrel Girl has moved up the ranks in our top road-trip reads without a doubt. Thumbs up from boys and girls alike for her positivity, acceptance, self-confidence, and truly heroic attitudes to support growing minds, bodies, and spirits. We're now squirrel scouts and looking forward to more tails from Squirrel Girl!!

AL_CATHERINE Mar 25, 2017

I LOVE Squirrel Girl! I'll admit, I was a little hesitant about this novelization at first but it was simply delightful! The Hales perfectly captured the voice of a young Doreen Green just as she is coming into her own as a superhero. And Tippy-Toe! I loved the chapters from her perspective. It is no exaggeration to say that I literally LOL'd several times.

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Love_Legolas_111
Mar 12, 2017

I didn't understand the Squirrel Girl craze. Random people, both online and in person, would spout off "Ohmygosh I love Squirrel Girl!" and "Squirrel Girl is awesome!", and I, being much more in-tune with the streamlined Marvel Cinematic Universe, would think to myself, "...Squirrel Girl? ...sounds like a joke."
I picked this up to figure out whattheheck the whole bushy-tailed redhead was about. And hey! It turned out to be enjoyable!
Squirrel Girl is quite the purple polka dots on neon yellow stripes in the Marvel universe. She's young and fresh and still trying to get used to the whole hero thing, and that shows in her character. But at the same time, she's so entertaining as she tries to grasp being a "Super Hero", it makes for nice reading. I love her completely frank yet innocent little comments that manage to be both serious and hilarious at the same time (depending on what point of view you have). The writing here is straightforward and youthful. It fits the character.
The side characters are also rather enjoyable. Ana Sofia, Mike, the LRPers...and all the squirrels. XD Plus I loved seeing Squirrel Girl's take on all the other super-powered good guys/bad guys running around the Marvel Universe. The text messages are golden. All-together, a nice entertaining piece fitted for even younger Marvel fans.

JCLCourtneyS Mar 10, 2017

I was super excited to find that this book manages to bring all the things I love about squirrel girl to a regular book format, while giving them a bit of a twist. Doreen provides humorous commentary to the story in the form of footnotes, and I do love footnotes. I also thoroughly enjoyed the solid two pages of punny squirrel names included in the story.

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Maukingbird
Mar 02, 2017

This YA novel absolutely matches the tone and style of the superb comic series by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. The book works as a sort-of Junior High-aged prelude/origin story to the comic series and is such a fun, funny, cute, and uplifting read. Smartly written. Recommended to anyone who enjoys clever girls who kick butts (and may perchance eat nuts).

Bonus kudos to the writers for introducing a hard-of-hearing best friend character in Ana Sofia and very cleverly and considerately taking into consideration her communication needs. She makes for a great character addition to the Squirrel Girl cast.

LPL_CentennialC Jan 21, 2017

One of my favorite superheroes, Squirrel Girl (she kicks butts AND eats nuts), written by one of my favorite authors, YA/children's lit superstar Shannon Hale? Bring it on! I'm so excited to see all of the adorable, quirky fun of the comics transformed into a book. If it's anything like the comics, it'll be full of big heart, optimism, punny jokes, and of course, lots of action. Get on the holds list for this one folks!

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JCLChrisK Oct 20, 2017

His data had shown that her powers seemed to get a boost from either confidence or overwhelming ignorance.

JCLChrisK Oct 20, 2017

At moments like this, she briefly considered giving up on optimism. Expecting the worst sounded so much easier than demanding wonderfulness from life. But no! She would not be defeated!

JCLChrisK Oct 20, 2017

As a Squirrel Scout, I solemnly promise to never judge someone by how they look. Or talk. Or walk. Or leap. I will defend the weak, the frightened, and the interesting. I will be a friend to the small and furry. I will be brave and silly. I will be honest, even when it's awkward. I will notice other people's awesomeness. And my own. And we will be awesome together. And also save the day whenever the day needs saving. Uh, amen.

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Love_Legolas_111
Mar 27, 2017

Love_Legolas_111 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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