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The Scorpion Rules: Prisoners of Peace, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen hostages fight for survival in intense sci-fi tale.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (2):

Starting from a clever premise that guarantees growing suspense, this futuristic tale of survival reads like a brainier version of The Hunger Games. THE SCORPION RULES boasts an engaging and formidable protagonist, a sarcastic and seemingly invincible antagonist, and a colorful and well-defined supporting cast. Halfway through, the plot takes a fascinating turn, opening up a host of new possibilities, and the ending will leave readers gasping for more.

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