The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 10+

Such an Outstanding Book

I can't spoil it but it does contain LGBTQ+ (which kids need to know anyways) and some mild language such as dammit, damnable, and jack-hole. Such an outstanding book. Norse mythology so it has educational value.

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Educational value
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 9+

Great book!!!

It might say this is an adult review, but this is a kid speaking. I read this when I was 8 and thought it was great! Some kids may find it a bit scary if they are afraid of death, wolves, or parents dying, but otherwise not too scary. This book underlines real problems in the world, like homelessness. It also teaches good values like respecting others for their talent and choosing what is right instead of what is easy. This book also has plenty of humor in it and you can really connect to each character. Over all, great book!!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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