The Isle of the Lost: The Descendants, Book 1

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

age 10+

Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 7+

Total Corporate Cash Stealing, Mass Produced Book

I decided to read this because my son was reading it too, and found it very disappointing. I would highly not recommend this book unless you like super cliché, horribly written, mass produced book, with another mass produced Disney JR movie to go along with it. This book is based on a Island in which all the fairy tale bad guys live on, which is probably based off of the Harry Potter Azkaban, and has no interesting characters. This is just another sad story of a corporation like disney taking advantage of kids.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 10+

This title has:

Great messages

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love fairy tales and magic adventures

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