A Pack Divided: Survivors, The Gathering Darkness, Book 1

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 8+

Great book series for animal lovers

Unlike me at her age, my daughter is -- or I should say was -- a reluctant reader. We went into Barnes & Noble, hoping to find a series that would keep her riveted. As we perused the shelves of the young adult section, a store employee approached and asked if we needed any help. He was a mature man, and seemed very well acquainted with the YA genre. This was the series he recommended, along with another, and also picked out a great one for her twin brother (Spy Kids), yet another reason to go to book stores! The Survivors books are dialog heavy, which kept my daughter turning pages. There is a mystery that continues throughout the series, which intrigued my daughter. She admitted that at first she had a hard time warming up to the characters but by the middle of the first book she was hooked.

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For kids who love stories of animals and friendship

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