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Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tween detective breaks rules, but escapade is fun.

Movie NR 2008 90 minutes
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There's no doubt that tweens -- especially girls -- will thoroughly enjoy Roxy's adventures. And in many ways, the precocious gumshoe is an appropriate role model for her female tween fans. She's resourceful, self-reliant, determined, and fairly bursting with gumption and self-assurance. Once she takes hold of a cause, she always sees it through to the end, and she's never bothered by negative pressure from peers or adults.

But Roxy's strong-willed personality often leads her to make questionable choices, like sneaking out of the house at night or stealing the crystal from the town's lighthouse. She also turns the tables on irritating peers by playing pranks on them, and she speaks and acts rudely to adults. But in the end, she owns up to her wrongdoings and faces the consequences for them.

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