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Confessions of a Dork Lord

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.

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Fantasy books are filled with epic quests and underdogs and magic, and sometimes humor, and this one doesn't offer anything new. Confessions of a Dork Lord takes a long time to tell its story, and the story feels like a rewrite of other funny fantasy adventures with more convoluted names and descriptions. Wick's quest seems forced, and there's somehow both too much and not enough detail throughout. There are some funny moments with spells that younger readers might enjoy, but they'll need to wade through pages of text to get there.

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