Superman: Dawnbreaker

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

age 12+

Low-key but fun and surprising tale of teen superhero.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

really heavy on the politics

I was really excited for this book. I Love superman, I love the series DC has been doing with these characters, and I had hopes. The book starts off fine, but as you get farther, it has an obvious political agenda. It deals with illegal immigration, and though I disagree with the agenda, I've read plenty of books that I disagree with, but still enjoy. People are people, after all, and no matter what side of the fight you're on, you have emotions, justifications, and reasons. I even agree that Clark would probably side with this political view. But I felt like it was being pushed really, really far. I had little connection to the characters, and I felt that the politics was being shoved down my throat, rather than a part of the story. It didn't find it realistic. I really wanted to finish the book, because at some points I really did enjoy it, but eventually I stopped. The good parts weren't enough to keep me going. I thought maybe it was just because I disagreed with the politics, but after some searching, I saw that there were plenty of other people who agreed with the politics, but still felt like the characterization and story line were sacrificed for it.

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