The Darkest Part of the Forest

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 13+

Great teen characters and an engaging supernatural world.

What I enjoyed was the genuine teen voice offered in this book, unlike many YA authors Holly Black is up to date on what they are in to and it shows. The story involves lots of very credible supernatural monsters, and drips with spooky atmosphere. Very much a teen novel, with both violence and some erotic situations, though this never feels excessive and serves the story well. Expect all the typical YA tropes on display here, though handled better than usual.

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For kids who love fantasy, romance, and coming-of-age stories

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