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The Broken Vow: Spill Zone, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tough sisters battle other-dimension beasts in trippy tale.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Not appropriate for my 9 year old

My son started reading this series. He loves graphic novels. I did not pre-screen this when I should have. 22 pages in it used the S word. We had a conversation about it because he told me about the word in the book. I made him stop reading it when he got to the F word. Not language I want my son reading. I can't say if the book was good or not but the language was not for my family.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's not always clear what's going on in this trippy graphic novel, but there's plenty of action and intrigue to engage fans of science fiction and fantasy. Author Scott Westerfeld and illustrator Alex Puvilland continue to work well together, the sometimes psychedelic artwork complementing the X-Files-esque plot. One point worth discussing is that the main characters, with one major exception, seem to be white, while the villainous supporting cast mostly seems to be people of color. The creators leave a few loose ends, but this volume ends on a note of resolution. Westerfeld proves that he's as adept in the medium of comics as he is with straight-ahead prose, and his many fans won't be disappointed by his experiment.

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