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Under Their Skin, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.

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It takes a while for the plot of this sci-fi novel to ramp up, but once it does, the narrative surprises come thick and fast. UNDER THEIR SKIN starts out in familiar territory, with a set of twins trying to maneuver through their mother's remarriage. Readers who can push past the talky opening chapters will be rewarded.

A note of oddness grows in complexity as Eryn and Nick pursue their investigation of their family's secrets, until author Margaret Peterson Haddix unveils a stunning revelation at the novel's midpoint. After that, further reversals will keep readers on their toes and wanting more.

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