Dragon Captives: The Unwanteds Quests, Book 1

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Slow start, solid characters in Unwanteds spin-off series.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

Definitely for older kids

My almost 8 yr old son is an avid reader and read the first book. But now he wanted to go on to the next few in the series. I was feeling uneasy, so I checked on here and thumbed through the book. I'd definitely suggest thumbing through as the age seems very low for this size and content. Violence is a definite theme - the first book had to do with someone dying from shards of glass being broken all over them. That topic is still discussed in the follow up book Dragon Curse. This is my review of Dragon Curse, so just watch the road your kids are taking in this series of books by this author: There are no indications about sexual things on the current rating scale, but I BOLDLY disagree. I read two pages and both contained information about bodies touching b/c now they were 14 years old and it was okay or normal, then again later about kissing and holding hands. So for those who say it's for a 9 yr old, NO. Now flipping to find those pages, I read another part that says on page 103, "Fifer was concerned. She didn't understand what was so great about being all lovey-dovey like Aaron and Kaylee. And Thatcher and Henry, and Florence and Talon and the other couples who were all sweaty and hanging on each other." Page 105 - "Sean and Carina were swaying together and kissing, to Seth's obvious dismay, and Samheed and Lani were kissing too. Henry rested his head on Thatcher's chest as Thatcher held him close, and Crow and Scarlet slipped away and started walking along the shore holding hands." So to me there appears to be a great deal of sexual content (including what appears to be a gay couple) in this book if I'm finding bits and pieces in just the three pages I read.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
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