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Return to the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun villain-kids romp packed with positive messages.

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The Descendants series' premise -- Disney villains' kids discovering they like being heroes -- is brilliant, and this cartoonish visit with its now-beloved characters is harmless, positive fun. Characters are in their teens, but their concerns and interactions reflect those of much younger kids, and there's nothing age-inappropriate for the tween crowd. It's an entertaining, if millimeter-deep vehicle for a lot of positive messages about friendship, loyalty, kindness, doing the right thing, being considerate of others, and being true to yourself. Author Melissa de la Cruz also loads the text with big words likely to improve younger readers' vocabularies.

This installment is also almost hilariously marketing-driven. In addition to the lead characters, someone from Disney cartoons and references to events on their plot threads appear on practically every page. If your kid somehow missed one of these stories, expect to hear about it.

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