Flame in the Mist

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Riveting Mulan-themed adventure set in feudal Japan.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
age 17+


This is not the book for audiences who don’t already know about the evils of this world. Among other things this book mentions nudity and sex, it also heavily implies rape in the first 40 pages. It mentions it again a few times along the way. The violence is a bit graphic. I would honestly not recommend for anyone under 16/17 years old. On the other hand, it is fine for adult audiences who enjoy historical fiction. The plot of the book itself is a decent representation of the “girl disguised herself as a guy to enter a guy-only militia” trope.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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