The Zoo at the Edge of the World

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.

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age 13+

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age 13+

Takes you on a journey to a live fantasy zoo!

Marlin is a boy with a gift that the animals at the zoo sent him a message to protect them and set them free until someone or something gets in the way. Marlin struggles against his dad. Marlin wants to tell his dad about the truth of the animals while his dad wants to pay attention to his career instead listening to his own son. Pay attention whom tells you what can happen it might affect your future. This book is amazing because anything can be right or wrong. I would recommend to age 13 and up because decisions you have to make that can be dangerous and risky. Marlin had to face many challenges like growing up to be like his father or be like a family with the animals, but choosing one instead the other causes something or someone to get in the way.

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