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Into That Forest

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.

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INTO THAT FOREST carves its own spot among literature's great adventure stories. As fantastic as the events are, author Louis Mowra's unusual, distinctive narrative voice is so believable you'll think it must be a true story. Complicated themes of family, friendship, and loyalty are artfully explored with a visceral and sometimes brutal beauty. By having Hannah tell the story with a young child's understanding, Mowra conveys tremendous depth of feeling without sentimentality. This is not to mention the gripping, lean, fast-paced action that makes it almost impossible to put down.

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