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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Spaceship adventure fails to rise above its gimmick.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

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age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+
age 15+

It has some interesting ideas, but was disapointing

This book is not as good as Ernest Cline's Ready Player One. Its story is a bit cheesy. It also contains some sexual references and violence. A lot of swearing.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4):

For anyone who enjoys sitting down and picking apart the logical inconsistencies in favorite movies or TV shows, this is the perfect book. But if you're not interested in the minutiae of video game history and sci-fi lore, Armada may be a tougher read than Ernest Cline's earlier novel, Ready Player One.

The setup doesn't feel as fresh, the battle scenes seem repetitive, and the big reveal at the end disappoints. There's still plenty to like, though: funny gags, an engaging narrator/protagonist, some thrilling action scenes.

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