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Island of Shipwrecks: The Unwanteds, Book 5

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.

Book Lisa McMann Fantasy 2015
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great book, great series

This is a great book. The story is sweet and there is much to learn about friendship and allegiance and navigating complicated relationships. Very well written. It is a little scary and deals with loss.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This definitely another page-turner; as in Lisa McMann's other four books in the Unwanted series, adventure and fast-paced action is nonstop. And it's sprinkled with just enough friendship, self-doubt, humor, magic, and creative detail that kids will have a hard time putting it down. The story's imaginative, the problems complex, and the solutions fantastic though believable.

The characters, especially those on Artime, seem real, too. Many of them have been in all five books, and even though they grow and change with the passage of time and experience, they remain believably consistent. Readers immersed in the series know what to expect from each of them, and that makes the fantasy all the more enthralling. Also, McMann has a knack for creating just enough intrigue at the end of each chapter, and at the end of each book, to keep the reader wanting more. Two more books are promised in this series, though it's hard to imagine that seven will be enough to satisfy most fans.

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