Over on the Goodreads group, we’ve started reading and discussing Tony DiTerlizzi’s The Search for WondLa. It’s the tale of a girl, a robot, and the search for others like herself. One weird thing we noticed is the frequent mention of “WondLa-Vision” in the promotion of this book, which has a sequel and a third one on the way. But when you go to the WondLa.com website, it says the WondLa-Vision has been deactivated. That seems very strange for a series still in progress. The paperback for this book only just came out in 2012. Is WondLa-Vision expensive to maintain? Did it just not work? Ah well, I’ve emailed the author. We’ll see if there’s a response.
In the meantime, enjoy this old fashioned SF/fantasy with a strong female lead. Can’t have enough of those in the world. I’ve just started it and it has a great beginning. It’ll be interesting to see how it compares to a previous pick, Zita the Spacegirl.
“This book makes me wish I could draw. From the co-creator of Spiderwick Chronicles, The Search for Wondla is a fabulous cross between sci fi and fantasy. A young girl, raised in an underground bunker by a motherly robot, is suddenly forced to the surface and finds that the world is radically changed — if it’s even the planet she thought it was. The story is fascinating by itself, but the illustrations add a whole new dimension to the adventure. Highly recommended.” -Rick Riordan