Peter and the Starcatchers, Book 1

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

A swashbuckling high-seas adventure.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 42 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Great Plot line!

I love this book, I have read it and I think that there are some limits because of the rum and other such drugs, but other than that it is a great story.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.
age 8+

Worried about this book?

I really enjoy this series! I read it to my brothers and they beg me to continue when its time to stop. The only thing that bothers me about this series is the sneaky (and completely unnecessary) sexual content. Nothing horrid, but enough to make me purposefully skip certain sentences. For instance, one character's governess flirts and possibly has a sexual relationship with one of the villains (implied), and the mermaids look like naked women from the waist up (they have long hair that supposedly covers them). Some other stuff I didn't think necessary to skip: a mermaid saves Peter from drowning and gives him CPR and in his dazed state he thinks its a kiss (pretty silly actually)- a pirate captain has a special sail made that is shaped like a corset (image included in the book). I definitely recommend this series, but read it yourself first, so you can choose to skip stuff or not. The bad guys are bad, the good guys are good, but nobody's perfect, even the heroes.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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For kids who love fairy tales and adventure stories

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