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The Lost Tribes, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Teens must win video game to save parents in clever sci-fi.

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Computer games can present a whole world of facts and puzzles, and this fast-moving sci-fi adventure is packed with tantalizing riddles and codes. Author C. Taylor-Butler creates an ethnically and culturally diverse cast led by basketball-loving Ben, who usually tries to do the right thing, even when his life is in danger inside a computer game. Most chapters end with a twist or a surprising revelation. There are plenty of cool facts about ancient cultures, history, and science. Violence is handled with a light touch. The narrative ends in a cliffhanger, and readers will want to grab Book 2, The Lost Tribes: Safe Harbor, ASAP. Book 3, Lost Tribes: Trials, comes out October 20, 2020.

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