Parents' Guide to

The Kingdom

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Half-android girl questions authority in twisty thriller.

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The idea of out-of-control amusement park attractions isn't new, but this intricate thriller about an android/hybrid and her search for freedom is a blast. The Kingdom imagines living, breathing "Fantasists" who interact with visitors, showing the dangers that might lurk in such a plan. With a great initial hook and a middle section that remains taut throughout, the novel sustains suspense while topping one twist after another. Ana is a strong and complex protagonist, and she's surrounded by a diverse supporting cast. Author Jess Rothenberg expertly choreographs the genuinely surprising revelations that occur at the narrative's climax. The Kingdom is a little like Michael Crichton-meets-Philip-K.-Dick, but it stands on its own as something fresh and intriguing.

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