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A Girl Called Fearless

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Compelling heroine drives gripping dystopian thriller.

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Catherine Linka's debut novel is a gripping political thriller. Heroine Avie's narrative voice is mature, believable, and compelling for teens and adults alike. Teens will easily relate to Avie's struggle for independence and the ability to decide her own future, and they'll admire her bravery and root for her as she makes her way to freedom.

The plot is well constructed and compelling, building to an exciting climax and hopeful ending. But the real strength of the novel is the way it'll get teens thinking about how to protect an individual's right to make her own decisions and about the balance of power between men and women in society. It's one of those rare accomplishments that raises important issues without being preachy, gets kids thinking, and entertains and thrills along the way.

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