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Mothman's Curse

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.

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This engrossing, meticulously considered mystery with an ethical dilemma at its core takes a while to build up steam but ultimately will keep readers on the edges of their seats. The characters are clever and well-developed, and the family's close-knit loyalties and auction business (people who used to pretend things were haunted to make a buck now find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a real haunting) add a fresh perspective to the genre.

It's fun to see how the kids solve the mystery and plot their survival, but readers also can wrestle with an ethical dilemma that may reveal their own thoughts about what it means to love and protect those closest to us. Throughout the novel, various characters react differently to the choice to save others or themselves. In the end, readers will find they've flexed some thinking muscles they wouldn't have expected from a tale about a flying mothman.

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