At the end of The Search for WondLa , Eva Nine has survived journeys through alien territories and being pursued by an alien hunter. She has learned lessons and is full of hope when she is rescued by her first fellow human. A Hero for WondLa brings Eva to the human city of New Attica where she soon learns that good and evil are everywhere. As Eva struggles to learn who to trust and strives to eliminate prejudice, she learns more about herself and her amazing talent to love and understand all creatures.
Tony DiTerlizzi has created a wonderful world both visually and poetically in his WondLa books. The alien creatures and futuristic world have a Star Wars type feel with a little Wizard of Oz thrown in. Eva Nine is an innocent, yet powerful heroine. In this book, Eva continues to mature and so does the story. Evil threatens more closely and Eva's goodness continues to fight that evil. This is a captivating book for younger readers with the beautiful pictures and engaging story. However, DiTerlizzi includes a certain depth that lends appeal to older readers as well.