Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Sci-fi space adventure off to a high-flying start.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 10+


I loved this book. It shows the story of a girl willing to do anything to succeed at her dreams. Though it never says it in the book it's clear 2 characters like each other, but that's it. There isn't even a kiss. As far a violence several character in the book die. Theirs deaths are done as just ships being blasted out of the sky. I don't recall any curses being said in the book. Their is not drug abuse.

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age 10+

Great space ship sci fi

Exciting book, with a really engaging and hysterical main character. The book does get dark as other characters die off, and some of the hardships of survival during war are addressed. Although dark, the humor really balances the book out. I think a mature 10 year old could handle the book, and it would be appropriate for 8 or 9 year olds to read with a parent.

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