Fablehaven, Book 1

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Exciting but flawed fantasy series launch.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 74 reviews

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age 10+

Great book, forgivable flaws.

Your review has fair points but is a bit too unforgiving IMO. By the end of the book, Seth has visibly grown as a character. Further into the series, I actually found myself siding with Seth more than his grandfather as he learned to take risks only when it's worth it, etc. (Minor spoiler warning) Also, there are plenty of role models. Ruth comes to mind in particular. Lena, Stanley, and in small ways perhaps Maddox could all be considered good role models for different reasons. (Spoiler warning over) I 100% recommend this book. While it definitely has its flaws, the series is very good.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
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age 8+

Amazing book

This first book is amazing. I could not put it down. An exciting first book full of adventure. It is a must read.

This title has:

Great role models
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