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The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun underdog tale starts high-seas series.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

A Great Series

It is a fantasist book for children who lie adventure in there books but are mature enough to handle a small amount of romance and the loss of life.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (4 ):

If you like underdog stories and camp, you'll love THE OUTCASTS. If you like boats, it's an added bonus. The author of the Ranger's Apprentice series gets readers rooting for Hal and his friends -- even those crazy bickering twins -- as they take on one challenge after another. At first it's kind of surprising that almost the whole book focuses on the brotherband training, but it sets up the series well and hints at the excitement to come. It also gives readers time to get to know Hal and see him become a real leader and an innovative thinker. He's a character worth following on many adventures.

Book Details

  • Author: John Flanagan
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Publication date: November 1, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 17
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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