The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Loads of excitement plus intro of gender-fluid character.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 10+

Great book

I don't usually leave reviews, but this was a really good, educational book. Riordian managed to teach a lot about religion and gender in a funny, witty way that kids are generally receptive to. Most of the negative reviews are because of the presence of Alex, a genderfluid character. Their part in the book doesn't make it any more mature like some of these reviews say, discussing gender isn't sexual in any way, and the book doesn't ever mention genitalia or anything that some adults may not want their kids reading about. The presense of Alex is one of the high points and gives a lot of kids a character to identify with. Its also not forced or uncomortable, after all it is norse mythology which is famously filled with genderfluid people. Its a great book thats up to Rick Riordians usual standards. Please don't listen to the other reviews saying that it's mature, its great for kids, fun, and educational.

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This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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