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Wires and Nerve: The Lunar Chronicles Series, Vol. 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Tough female droid fuels fun Lunar Chronicles graphic novel.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Great Addition to the Series

I'm a huge fun of the Lunar Chronicles series, and I was so excited to get this book back in January. I thought it was an excellent book. Definitely a must-buy if you like the Lunar Chronicles. Though beware it does have quite a bit of violence, so that's really the only reason I would recommend it to older kids.

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Great role models
Too much violence

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Here's another fun way to enter the sci-fi fairy tale world of the Lunar Chronicles series: through the butt-kicking, fashion-forward adventures of Cinder's best droid-friend, Iko. Her loyalty to her friends and determination to prove everyone wrong about droids -- they don't have to be obedient, docile servants -- pushes Iko to brave new places. Really, rooting for Iko is akin to rooting for feminism. Not many graphic novels head in that direction.

For readers hoping for glimpses of their old friends from the series. don't worry -- they're all in Wires and Nerve, especially Cinder, Thorne, and Cress. Artist Doug Holgate has a lot of characters to juggle and manages to make them all unique and full of personality. In the style of most graphic novels, a big "To Be Continued" is slapped on the end, leaving much unresolved, including a reunion between Cinder and Kai after some buildup. It's a disappointment but also an assurance that Lunar Chronicles fans will be scrambling for Volume 2.

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