Wild Born: Spirit Animals, Book 1

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

age 8+

Multiplatform magical beast series is a good fantasy intro.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 10+

Good read but gratuitous violence at the end

So my child is a very sensitive kid. I am always looking for the right mix of adventure and excitement, while not containing materials that will be traumatic (emotionally difficult) and therefore that he won't finish the book. Wild Born started off great. My son thought it was exciting, interesting, and relatable. The bonds between the children and their spirit animals made for interesting character development. We were doing fine until the sort of "climax" battle scene, where everything gets very violent and spirit animals and humans get thrown off cliffs, run through with swords, etc. Having gotten to know these characters, this was a very difficult scene to get through; in fact, we've given up on the series on account of it. I don't think children should learn that certain characters are "disposable" because they're lesser characters in the story. While this book has a lot of good in it, it's not to be recommended for a sensitive reader.

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age 8+

this is a great book

this book is good for younger readers.it is really good for kids with an active imagination or for kids like adventures and animals

Book Details

  • Author: Brandon Mull
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication date: September 10, 2013
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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