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Minecraft: The Island

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Clunky adventure story has life lessons for Minecraft fans.

Book Max Brooks Fantasy 2019
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The first-person perspective in this adventure is fun but reads like a person narrating every detail of their moves in a video game, and will only really make sense to someone familiar with Minecraft. Minecraft: The Island is a nonstop adventure for those who like to build and battle in the Minecraft video game, and an overly detailed, clunky read for anyone who needs to ask what a creeper is. The lessons here, though, are universal and hugely positive for all readers: planning, preparation, prioritization, practice, and perseverance are essential for success and happiness. There's a strong message to protect the environment, manage anger, learn from mistakes, and think through decisions -- all great things for readers of all ages to practice in their own lives, both onscreen and in the real world.

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