Faith: Greater Heights by Julie Murphy
Publication date: November 2, 2021
I have to admit to not being at all familiar with the character of Faith Herbert before reading Faith: Taking Flight. I’m sure having some insight into the character prior to reading this two-part origin story would be useful. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Faith and her friends while reading the first book. I’m always happy to see a young person embracing their body as it is, and the world just needs more female superheroes.
While the first Faith book was action-packed as we were introduced to Faith’s world and met all of the wonderful side characters, Faith: Greater Heights had less action and had a lot more focus on her relationships with her grandmother and her friends. I was touched by struggles Faith went through after her grandmother’s dementia diagnosis, and felt her grapple with the new reality that she may technically be an adult, but she still longs for someone to care for her.
As I said, there is significantly less action in this book compared to the first. And I feel that anyone looking for a straight-up action-packed superhero story may come away a bit disappointed. But if you’re open to some really tough emotional stuff with your caped crusaders, this may be the book for you.
Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins Children’s Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.