Septimus Heap Series

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

age 9+

Charming series for kids not ready for big, dark fantasies.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 40 reviews

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age 8+

Great Family Fun!

Seven books is quite a commitment;yet, it was loved by my 8 year old daughter. An introduction into multiple characters who were family, or friends, wizarding world, ghost, or mythical creature. Very appealing and interesting characters. A good series to talk about loyalty and friendship, trust and instinct.

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age 7+

A Rich World and Fun Adventures

This series is marvelous! Other than Book 5, which was a bit slower than the rest (although my son loved it), my husband and I enjoyed them all. Familiar themes: boy with a destiny, magical powers and training, scary and slightly comedic bad guy(s), great characters. We all (my spouse and son) agree that the world, which feels older and more faraway, was richer, and the story more compelling and enjoyable than the Harry Potter series. The kids in this series learn from their mistakes and sometimes work together well with the adults to solve problems. (Though the adults are not always any better equipped.) Delightful page-turners!

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