Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Super-teens clash with ancient history in OK series start.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Poor character development

I was looking for a series of audiobooks to follow the Harry Potter series, which is a high standard to meet. This was s total flop. The characters were completely undeveloped with little personality or emotional depth. Their decisions made no sense. It just wasn’t an enjoyable read. We quit 3/4 of the way through.
age 8+

Best book my son has read

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