Warcross, Book 1

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Winning teen girl drives cyberpunk virtual reality thriller.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 14+

A blast to read! Full of games, romance, mystery and action!

This is the book that Gamer Girls have been waiting for and knowing that Marie Lu has a background in video games made this even more satisfying to read. I will say it does take a little too long to get to the actual gaming portion, but I didn’t mind so much because that time didn’t feel wasted. While the overall vibe of the book is very fun and light we do deal with some tough questions as well. It was thrilling, mysterious and action packed with just enough romance thrown in. This played out like an anime in my mind and I loved every second of it. The characters are wonderfully diverse, all colors and types. There are some intense make out scenes (there is no actual sex in this like one previous review have stated. I think she misunderstood that scene. However that does occur in the sequel, written in a "off screen" or "fade to black" style.) Overall I think it's a really fun read that is appropriate for most teenagers.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
age 13+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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