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Common Sense Media says

Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.

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Teen, 15 years old Written bygilly_boy February 24, 2013
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10
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Dog and mystery lovers will adore this book.

It's hard to explain but I like this book, it's captivating. Plus a mix of dog so anyone that's a dog lover and into murder mystery will like this. In this book, it does a kinda dominance thing, if you look at animals in the wild the female is always in charge, and the kids actually display that instinct. Even though Tory is the youngest of the group, she's the one in charge; in one moment she really shows it, the others followed orders right away. As for the plot, it does go in pretty deep. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, read and find out.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Educator and Parent Written bycarleesoto March 25, 2014
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14
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Language

We thought this book was filled with great science and research scenes. However, the inappropriate language of the main character bothered us in elementary. We do not think this book is the best choice for a 9 year old. We thought it best for 14 years old due to the language... which by the way takes away from the main character's intelligence.
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Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byFelicitous Freedom April 9, 2015
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12
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Great Book

I picked up this series after hearing about Kathy Reich's amazing work, but looking for something a little bit lighter than her adult novels. I came across this gem, and have simply fallen in love with the series. The book is centred around Tory Brennan, the great niece of Tempe Brennan, the protagonist of Kathy Reich's adult novels. Tory is a 14 year old girl, so as you can imagine, she uses language and actions appropriate for a person of her age. Which isn't anything bad. There isn't too much bad language, but I wouldn't pass it on to a 9 year old, say. The book itself (and the rest of the series) is lighter in tone than Kathy Reich's other work, but can be a little on the grim side at points. I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models