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Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 1

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Rollicking, magical tale of girl who joins pirate crew.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

We loved the audio version

We absolutely loved listening to this book! The narrator was fantastic! The only thing I didn't love was that her father was one of the bad guys. It didn't ruin the storyline or the other characters but I do feel that parents would want to know this in advance. Also the heroine runs away from boarding school to be a pirate and is obviously young teens running around with just her governess to watch over her. Again we loved the narrator completely but the story line definitely has some things to be aware of.

Is It Any Good?

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First-time author Caroline Carlson has a lively, humorous style that moves the story along quickly, the narrative often punctuated by letters and other documents exchanged by the characters. Amusing illustrations by Dave Phillips add to the fun. While the overall tone is light, some issues have a heavier side, such as the death of parents; the discovery that someone you love is not who they seem to be. Some of the best moments come as Hilary discovers some of the downsides to pirate life, such as being cold, wet, and seasick a lot.

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