Parents' Guide to

The Secret Box

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.

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Ringwald puts young characters in situations sure to make parents' blood run cold, but there's a madcap, cartoonish quality to the fast-moving plot that keeps things from getting too scary. Cousins/narrators Jax and Ethan are fresh, appealing, and often funny. Their very different voices help move the story along, keep it interesting, and provide insight. The first installment in a planned trilogy, The Secret Box solves some mysteries and leaves plenty for the sequel.

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