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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.

Book Jane Yolen Fantasy 2010
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FOILED has a sharp young protagonist with an interesting (and still somewhat mysterious) backstory. Author Jane Yolen and artist Mike Cavallaro capture both Aliera's social awkwardness and expert athleticism. The shifts between fantasy and reality are handled with wit and energy. Unfortunately, this first volume is a lot of setup without much payoff yet. Nevertheless, Foiled is an engaging opener and promises more enjoyable complications to come in subsequent volumes, including the next one, Curses! Foiled Again.

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