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The Mad Wolf's Daughter

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Mighty tween heroine rocks fun, thrilling medieval tale.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Lots of adventure!

I really enjoyed this book and am going to recommend it to my kids 10 and 12. Young kids may have a hard time understanding the terminology so I recommended age 10 and up but it could be a read aloud for younger kids. I’m surprised it has any marks for sex. The only thing I can think of is someone accusing the war band of “carrying off women from a village” implying there may have been rape. I Love the inner kindness of the main character and the loyalty to family and friends. Also the idea that sometimes family has done things wrong and we can forgive them and not do as they have done. Can’t wait to read the sequel!

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First-time author Diane Magras brings a spirited 12-year-old heroine, swordplay, peril, plot twists and betrayals -- plus lots of strong, quiet messages about kindness, and not believing all you hear. Warrior-girl Drest is appealingly relatable from the minute she tries in vain to warn her elders about an invading party -- and then has to go save them. Readers will cheer The Mad Wolf's Daughter as she braves many perils to rush to the rescue, in the process gaining surprising allies and even more surprising insights into herself and the Code of her father's war band. The satisfying conclusion is just a pause for breath, with a sequel due in spring 2019..

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