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The Other Side of the Sky

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Couple grapples with magic and tech in talky sci-fi tale.

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Science and religion sometimes seem in opposition to each other, and this talky sci-fi fantasy raises interesting questions of free will. In The Other Side of the Sky, the main characters, Nimh and North grapple with the consequences of their belief in technology and magic. Co-authors Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner do some fascinating world-building and character work, but their collaboration could be better paced. The first volume of a duology, The Other Side of the Sky ends just as the plot really starts to roll. Most readers will want to continue, but some may drop away.

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