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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.

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Mixing characters from fiction with real-life historical figures, DODGER is a captivating Victorian adventure that's sure to please both fans of Oliver Twist and casual readers. Author Terry Pratchett employs a narrative voice that's perfectly pitched to the material and which offers many sly pleasures. The plot is full of suspense and twists, but Dodger often works best in its smaller moments, when the characters stop their machinations and reveal their true selves.

Slightly older teens already familiar with the setting will enjoy a richer experience with the novel's many literary and historical allusions, but Dodger can be enjoyed by wide range of readers.

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