Parents' Guide to

Spill Zone, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Strong female hero drives exciting sci-fi horror thriller.

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This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
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This eerie sci-fi thriller raises a lot of compelling questions and provides a few tantalizing answers as the series begins. In Spill Zone, author Scott Westerfeld does a great job of setting up potential plot complications for Addison and her sister Lexa and then amping up the level of suspense. The ruins of the Zone are filled with bizarre creatures and potential traps, and readers are likely to care deeply for Addie's safety as she attempts to maneuver them.

Alex Puvilland's artwork is suitably creepy, and his storytelling choices enhance the power of the narrative. The story ends with a revelatory cliffhanger, and comics fans and sci-fi enthusiasts will want to read the next volume as soon as possible.

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