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Lodestar: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Danger and magical creatures mix in thrilling volume.

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En route to a huge cliffhanger, Shannon Messenger delivers plenty of social anxieties, thrilling adventures, magical creatures, and fashion makeovers as Sophie Foster's elvin epic continues. As we've come to expect from the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, the plot jumps quickly from one deadly peril to the next, and the underlying issues -- from middle school-type troubles and dysfunctional families to the building of strong communities -- resonate with what's going on in the readers' own worlds.

Supporting characters are often cartoonishly one-note, and Sophie seems to acquire new powers just when the plot requires it here and there. But Lodestar is a good fun read, and her fans will enjoy cheering her on.

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