A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The characters have bouts with meanness, anger, and sadness, but most still mean well. Bad characters face consequences for their actions.
Violence & Scariness
There is talk about people being killed, an attempt on several lives, and a fight that involves a bleeding nose. There's also kidnapping and some mind control situations.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
People who appear to be children are shown drinking and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is adventure fantasy with danger and some violence, including murder attempts and kidnapping. The author's idea of the future includes a flu outbreak that kills millions and disastrous effects of global warming.
Is It Any Good?
MOLLY MOON, MICKY MINUS, AND THE MIND MACHINE is the fourth book in the Molly Moon series, and it's a fast-paced, harrowing, wild ride. Georgia Byng has a terrific imagination: The characters, their outfits, and how the world looks in the future are all so detailed that readers will be delighted and horrified at the same time.
On the minus side, there's so much information to absorb, yet the quick tempo doesn't give readers much time to pause and really process it. Much like Molly, readers will feel out of sorts and rushed, though they will truly enjoy when Molly rises up and meets the challenges that had her on the ropes. All in all, this is a great read.
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