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The Last Mirror on the Left: Legendary Alston Boys, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Wacky sci-fi adventure spotlights teen sleuths.

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Even the most absurd situation benefits from some grounding in reality, and this zany adventure demonstrates the benefits of close family connections. In The Last Mirror on the Left, Otto and Sheed face the possibility of dying, and their reaction to their mortality is both touching and funny. Author Lamar Giles keeps the plot moving at a breakneck pace, with quirky dialogue and unforeseeable twists. This series is a winner, perfect for middle-grade boys who want some surefire hilarity, and many will eagerly snap up the concluding volume.

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