Scorpion Shards: The Star Shards Chronicles, Book 1

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Kids use psychic powers in exciting, X-Men-like thriller.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Don't Judge this Book by the Cover

There is an alternate cover for this book which makes it look juvenile but this series is not. This book is the first of a trilogy and the following two books, Thief of Souls and Shattered Sky, are published as adult fiction. I think 14+ is appropriate for all three. The six main characters have unusual powers that they are trying to understand. The story is engaging from the first sentence. It is a quick and exciting read and continues to be so in the following book. The series is a must for Neal Shusterman fans.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 14+

Exciting and thought-inviting

It explores the "evil" urges every teenager faces and how destructive it could be for those that succumb to it. It's great to open discussions about those topics and reflect. This author makes a wonderful job of keeping the thrill all the way to the end, so much that the reader wants to continue reading after it's reached.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love science fiction and fantasy

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