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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Shipwrecked tweens unite in adventure by Survivor host.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

My boy started to like reading because of this book.

He was eager to read all stranded series books and can not wait for a next one.

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The author does a good job of weaving in interesting facts about survival and island geography while also presenting each of the characters' strengths and weaknesses. ("Husky" 11-year-old Buzz, for example, isn't very good at physical challenges but is an innovative problem solver.) There's a lot of setup here as readers learn about each of the step-siblings and experience the devastating storm that takes their boat down. STRANDED is actually about half over before the kids finally get to the island.

The book's themes are obvious, and the kids' initial adventures are pretty predictable (looking for water, trying to power their satellite phone), but there's probably enough here to get readers anticipating the next book in the series. Kids may want to look at a picture of an atoll before reading Stranded so they can picture the stranded tweens' island a bit more clearly.

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