Parents' Guide to

The Unwanteds, Book 1

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.

Book Lisa McMann Fantasy 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

More mature than you think

Dont get me wrong I really enjoyed this book. But one major issue with this is they sent 13 yr olds off to die in burning oil and everyone is fine with it and there is a death of a beloved charater that could impact your child in mature ways.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 7+

:) :(

the unwanted series was good, alittle childish, yet enchrancing. It grabbed my mind and held me for awhile. sometimes I stopped and laughed so hard.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (55):

The beginning chapter is a bit shocking, though most kids, especially those who love touching the edges of terror, will find themselves pulled into the story immediately. The rest is filled with fast-paced action and magic, and kids who were labeled as "Unwanted" are empowered through their own talents. The writing is not complicated, which makes the story approachable for reluctant readers. More mature readers may wish the characters, societies, and plot points were a bit more developed. Overall, this is an entertaining read: the characters are likeable, the good guys win, and the message is a positive one.

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