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Changeling: The Oddmire, Book 1

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Delightfully scary, funny, magical series start.

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Author William Ritter's new series for middle-grade readers is a spine-tingling delight with chills, excitement, suspense, magic, and a healthy dose of humor. Changeling's action and adventure will keep the pages turning for readers who can handle the scary parts on their own. It's chock-full of colorful characters and dripping with magic and wonder that'll foster imagination and a sense of adventure. It's also brimming with the warm, fierce love of strong family bonds. Ritter's engaging use of language and cliffhanger chapter endings also make it a great book to read aloud to your big kids and tweens, although sensitive listeners on the younger end of the age range may find some of it too scary to hear right before bedtime.

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