Parents' Guide to

I Am Princess X

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Page Turner!

I think 5th, 6th, 7th graders will really enjoy this mysterious plot. It has a bit of language, but is a highly engaging book for readers. You will want to know what happens next! Great read.
age 13+

Amazing thriller about girl's friendship

Great book for older teens, might be a little rough for anyone under twelve . Emphasizes the important of friendship and does away with any hint of romance. Great smart, funny, vulnerable teens, good for any hip and nerdy teens in your life, boys as well as girls. A little cursing and a very scary villain, but good-hearted and touching, plus a great intro to lots of different under-30 subcultures and cool things to do in Seattle.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (7):

This YA debut from veteran author Cheri Priest is an engaging, absorbing mystery with comic-book illustrations that weave an intriguing, original fantasy element into the story. The mystery is compelling and unfolds in entertaining ways, thanks to the solid writing, colorful but believable characters, and the illustrations.

The illustration style is a bit childlike, but it adds realism to the idea that it's a comic written and drawn by talented, if inexperienced, teens. Heroine May's voice is believable, and kids will relate to her determination never to give up on her friendship or her search for the truth.

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