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Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.

Book Lisa McMann Fantasy 2014
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Author Lisa McMann has a definite knack for writing for this age group. Her use of language is excellent, and her story is compelling. Both believable and unbelievable, the action is fast-paced, the dilemmas are imaginative, and the solutions border on fantastic. The characters -- even the flying statues -- are complicated enough to seem real; the good guys have weaknesses, the bad guys a glimmer of strength. Lessons about the importance of loyalty, compassion, creativity, and self-acceptance weave subtly throughout.

This series is among the best recent middle-grade fantasy series, and Book 4 is as strong as the first three. A suspenseful ending will leave most readers clamoring for Book 5.

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