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By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Satisfying conclusion to swashbuckling space epic.

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John David Anderson's swashbuckling, spacefaring coming-of-age saga races to a emotional, satisfying conclusion as 13-year-old Leo and his space pirate pals battle many perils trying to save Earth. And what's left of his family, if possible. Homebound's action-packed story has epic clashes between humans, aliens, robots, and spaceships. Also complex characters, ethical quandaries, snarky dialogue, numerous plot twists -- and deep, emotional dives into what home and family mean, and why they're worth saving.

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