Breadcrumbs

Book review by Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 14 reviews

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A depressing adventure

This book is about a girl and boy who are drifting apart as they get older. Consumed with depression over his mother's mental illness, the boy is taken by the Snow Queen. The girl goes after him, has some frightening adventures, and ultimately rescues him. Sort of. At the end of the book nothing has changed. The boy's mother is still suffering and unable to be an effective parent, and the pair's friendship is as good as over. The main character's loyalty to her friend is admirable, but I would not give this book to any child that wants happy endings.

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