Strange the Dreamer

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

age 15+

Fiercely imaginative, lushly told fantasy for mature teens.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Warning -- mass rape is part of the theme of the book

Part of the premise of the book is the oppression of the mystical city of "Weep" by six blue-skinned "Gods" (beings with magical powers) who use their powers to force the population into sexual service -- they use the people of Weep for sex and have thousands of offspring from them -- they selectively take the people of Weep up into their floating fortress city and use them up there, collect the offspring, and then wipe the people's memories before returning them to the city. I thought this sort of mass rape and sexual exploitation was too dark for a young adult book and there is no hint of this on the book jacket. The magic in the book is original and it has fantastic character development for the main lead. Very vivid character (Strange) and he grows considerably throughout the book.

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Too much sex

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