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Parents' Guide to

The Marvellers

By , Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Marvelous, unique story about belonging and friendship.

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This imaginative and unique read is perfect for fantasy lovers. Readers of The Marvellers will find themselves immersed in the novel's world and all of the locations in which the story takes place. Though the school sorting system has been done in various iterations, Clayton gives a unique spin to it, creating a system that's complex and refreshingly new. Marvellers from all over the world attend the Institute, and there are characters representing a multitude of ethnicities, cultures, and gender identities. These brief references are respectfully done with no stereotypical depictions.

The 400+ pages might seem intimidating to some readers, but it's a worthwhile read. As an added bonus, the novel features many popular YA and middle grade authors' names as cameos. Readers will be elated to have their favorite authors pop up as Institute professors or other characters.

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