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The River of Sand: Epoca, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Exciting second book in sports-themed fantasy.

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This second installment of a sports-themed magical fantasy series continues the excitement while shifting its focus to letting your abilities shine and bringing equal access to sports for everyone. It's unfortunate that co-creator Kobe Bryant's tragic death means The River of Sand brings an abrupt end to a series that was planned to be much larger, but readers interested in where the story was headed can find some answers in the Afterword. There's less violence, but lots of excitement and suspense from characters in danger, and lots of dark, spooky atmospheres. Kids will relate to Pretia and Rovi as they start to envision a better future for everyone, and which they themselves can help bring about. It's also a good opportunity to talk to kids about the benefits of sports, and why it's important that everyone who wants to has the opportunity and access to playing organized sports.

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