Parents' Guide to

The Season

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Feisty fashionista fights crime and stereotypes. Clean fun.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

A must read for teens and adults.

I love this book for my self and then passed it on to my younger cousin who is around 11. It is very interesting and fun book with the murder mystery and the love interest there were no drinking, foul language, or inapropriate behavior in this book with the exception of the four girls being to curious and brave it has become one of my favorites.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (8):

This book has a lot going for it: fancy dresses, balls, formal dinners, romance -- and a murder mystery. Readers will appreciate the verbal sparring between Alex and Blackmoor and cheer when the made-for-each-other couple finally share some secret kisses.

The author does a good job of painting a realistic portrait of the historical times -- from extravagant fashion to fixed gender roles. She also gives her characters modern pluck -- so get ready for lots of eye rolling.

Book Details

  • Author: Sarah MacLean
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: March 1, 2009
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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