Parents' Guide to

Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 1

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fantasy adventure has positive messages and role models.

Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 1 book cover: A girl and a boy with pale skin and blond hair cling to either side of an ornate lamp with a cloudy night sky as a backdrop

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 8+

Great book!

Awesome positive messages and has no inappropriate language or actions. Great for 8-15 year old.HIGHLY recommend
age 15+

Very age innapropiate book for my 12 year old daughter.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (201 ):

The first book in the popular series by Shannon Messenger, this book is imaginative, well-conceived, and well-written, with believable, complex characters and a fully realized fantasy world. Friendship, family bonds, and trying to do the right thing in difficult circumstances all come to the fore as Sophie and her friends try to figure out the mystery of her origin and face unexpected dangers in Keeper of the Lost Cities. Some scenes of kidnapping might be scary for younger kids, and crushes are quite a central theme, but that doesn't take away from the strong female character and emotional sensitivity shown around difficult themes, which sets this apart as an enjoyable story with important messages.

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