Parents' Guide to

Story Thieves, Book 1

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.

Book James Riley Fantasy 2015
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age 9+

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age 9+

i am sooooooooo excited for the next book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Is It Any Good?

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Part Looney Tunes, part video game, part wizardry, and part science fiction, the story not only requires you to suspend disbelief, it also demands you stop expecting many things to make sense. On the next page or around the next corner, protagonists land in the cyber-grid from TRON, battle the posse of dragons that just turned up on the front lawn, or grapple with the shock of discovering they're only a figment of somebody's imagination. Dozens of books make cameo appearances as characters careen in and out of worlds for split seconds.

Character definition is downright wispy, and plot developments often seem like the author is exuberantly making things up. But sometimes, in this collision of realities, that's part of the charm, and kids who thrive on wisecracking heroes and improbable events will get a kick out of this series opener and eagerly await the next installment: The Stolen Chapters, released Jan. 19, 2016.

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