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Dove Arising

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.

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DOVE ARISING author Karen Bao keeps the plot moving smoothly, delivering action-packed scenes while steadily upping the stakes. The story moves its "teen rebel" tale to the moon, following reluctant enlistee Phaet Theta as she tries to save her family from disgrace and starvation by succeeding against the odds in the Militia.

The lunar setting is credibly depicted, and Bao populates the cast with multidimensional characters. The concluding chapters offer plenty of surprises, and the cliffhanger ending will leave readers primed for the next installment.

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