A Hero for WondLa
Before the end of The Search for WondLa, Eva Nine had never seen another human, but after a human boy named Hailey rescues her along with her companions, she couldn’t be happier. Eva thinks she has everything she’s ever dreamed of, especially when Hailey brings her and her friends to the colony of New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony.
But all is not idyllic in New Attica, and Eva Nine soon realizes that something sinister is going on—and if she doesn’t stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on planet Orbona.
Featuring an abundance of lavish two-color illustrations and spot art throughout and introducing a host of remarkable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, A Hero for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic book—of the future.
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers |
- 480 pages |
- ISBN 9781416983132 |
- July 2013 |
- Grades 5 and up |
- Lexile 690L
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A Hero for WondLa
by Tony DiTerlizzi
1. At the beginning of the book there is a quote from Carl Sagan, “The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” Discuss what Carl Sagan’s quote means. How does this relate to A Hero for WondLa?
2. Eva Nine catches a glimpse of herself in a lens of a headlamp and sees a dirty, disheveled girl. She then tries to straighten her hair and make herself more presentable. Hailey has shaggy brown-and-blue-dyed hair that is stuck to his face with perspiration, tanned skin, and dirty hands, and he eats his voxfruit in a slovenly way. He wipes his dirty hands on his pants. These are the first impressions Hailey and Eva Nine have of each other. It has been said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” What impression does Hailey have of Eva Nine? What does Eva Nine think of Hailey? Are first impressions important? Are they correct? How heavily should one rely upon first impressions?
3. Eva Nine has a remarkable ability to communicate with many different species. Why does she have such difficulty communicating with humans, such as Hailey, Eva Eight, and Gen? How does telepathy influence Eva Nine’s life?
4.Throughout the story Eva has conflicting thoughts about Muthr. They had arguments about Eva exploring, and yet Eva was well taken care of by Muthr. The smell of motor oil on Mu see more