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Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 12+

Super good series

This book has absolutely no language or "spicy" scenes. It's a great twisted on the typical princess stories. And as a mom of 4 teen/preteen girls I'm very peticular about what they read and/or watch. Very entertaining and clean

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
4 people found this helpful.
age 13+

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Cinder is a good book to read.this is a good book to read because its like Cinderella but with a little twist in the story.This book cinder is different from Cinderella because in this book cinder is a robot.This book is about a girl named cinder who is a mechanic.She fixes day prince kai came to cinder so she can fix his android.cinder was starting to fall in love with prince kai and he started to fall in love with her as they kept meeting.Prince kai knew she was a robot but he still loved her. This book taught me to not judge someone by there cover cause cinder was a dirty mechanic that was a robot but prince kai still fell in love with her.My opinion on this book is that in the beginning of the book its kind of boring cause there is really no action but once you keep reading the book will be interesting. I would recommenced this book to others because it is a good book and its kind of like Cinderella.Kids like Cinderella so they will like this book cause it has a little more action then the original Cinderella.

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1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17):
Kids say (141):

If you're going to mix a worldwide pandemic with imminent war against a crazed, brainwashing totalitarian leader, adding a fairy-tale mash-up is a grand way to lighten things up. There's political maneuvering and lots of talk of what-ifs that slow CINDER down, but it's easily forgiven as the ball approaches and Prince Kai tries to invite Cinder one more time. Maybe she'll change her mind? Maybe he won't mind that she's one-third machine?

Readers can only hope. Especially if they're savvy enough to guess more of Cinder's secrets. In fact, could they be too obvious? Whether or not there's a surprise ending in Cinder, there's still enough of a cliffhanger to keep readers eager for the next installment.

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