Quicksilver

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Clever novelization of the various Hermes myths.

Parents say

not rated for age

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

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Snappy re-telling of Hermes myths, really enjoyable for Greek myth fans

Some violence and gruesome bits are pretty much unavoidable with the Greek myths -- but they're not wallowed in or dwelt on in this version. Indeed, Hermes vows never to kill again, and there's an overall anti-war message. Similarly, the scene with goddesses undressing for Paris to judge their beauty was handled with some restraint. I felt that Hermes keeping secret from Calypso that he had erased her memory of Oddyseus was questionable and needed discussion with a kid. It's quite funny. Charming -- a treat for those with an interest in Greek myths. Recommended for 8+ (or a little older for those without prior exposure to the Greek myths).

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