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The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids travel to another dimension in clever sci-fi adventure.

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This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (10):

Wondering what might have been fuels the plots of many science fiction novels, but this book keeps the alternate-world premise feeling fresh and exciting. The Greystone kids are a well-realized set of siblings, immediately recognizable as types, but with plenty of other layers to keep them interesting. Author Margaret Peterson Haddix sets up a captivating series of puzzles regarding their mother's whereabouts, and the solutions are riveting and smart. Suspenseful all the way through, The Strangers ends on a cliffhanger, and young readers will be clamoring for more.

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