Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 16+

Inaccurate Review

The "expert review." on this book is not accurate. The protagonist, Ballister, does not end up in a relationship with the female scientist (who was just a minor character.) It turns out that Ballister is gay, and ends up in a relationship with his nemesis, Goldenloin. The mainstream review is entirely incorrect on this account. The review is also less than accurate on the positive role-model section. It neglects to mention that Nimona has "killed lots of people", in her own words, and that some of those killings are shown in the book. Since the character is depicted as a young, adolescent girl, I find that disturbing in the extreme.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 18+


Nimona is so good in many ways, with how the story looks into the turama of a person like nimona adding how she thought she was doing a good thing but with her ending up as an experiment for people. With the plot hitting people with how in some situations made them not trust anyone around them and being aggressive when their fears are triggered. But it also made people feel even if their life is going the way they want it to good, they might have a friend who would look out for them when their in need to talk in your darkest hour.

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