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Rise of the Isle of the Lost: The Descendants, Book 3

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Positive messages mix with brand-name fun in villains' tale.

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This is a fun read with quite a few educational bits, life lessons, and positive messages snuck in. But the relentless mentions of Disney movie characters smack of marketing -- which may bother some readers or their parents. The characters and situations in Rise of the Isle of the Lost are (not surprisingly) cartoonish, but author Melissa de la Cruz introduces interesting ideas, like how 16-year-old Ben's life is different now that he's king, how he has to place his subjects first -- and the clever compromise he uses to resolve a dispute.

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