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The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.

Book Rick Riordan Fantasy 2012
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

Decent film + incredible cast = OK for tweens

CSM GUIDE: Violence 3/5 Romance 1/5 DDS 0/5 Language 2/5. Language: A few uses of "what the hell," "dammit," "s--t," and "gods!" (as an exclamation). The word "a--hole," is used once.
age 17+


is really good

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (13):

Author Rick Riordan really has his formula down: Great kid characters + huge challenges + plenty of humor = tons of fun. Oh, and kids are actually learning something, too. THE SERPENT'S SHADOW can't help but be a page-turner, with Sadie and Carter narrating their way through almost-Armageddon. Especially when you get to chapter headings like "'Take Your Daughter to Work Day' Goes Horribly Wrong" and "I Become a Purple Chimpanzee."

Middle schoolers on up will even like the snippets of romance, though Sadie ends up in a rather awkward situation. The series could wrap up nicely here, though Riordan definitely leaves his options open in his lengthier-than-usual wrap-up.

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