Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1

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

age 9+

Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 9+

Adventure and mystery

The whole time we read they asked "who is the bad guy?" A fun adventure! There is some alcohol and smoking in the story which I found to be unnecessary to the plot and I am still not really sure why the author included these things given the intended audience.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 9+

Fabulous Story!

My 9 year old advanced reader devoured this book! She raved about every single page and begged me to read it when she was done. Fabulous story!!

This title has:

Great messages

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