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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys

PBJMommy, October 3, 2013

My 13-year-old daughter was so very excited about Maggie Stiefvater's "Raven Boys" that she urged me, on countless occasions, to pick up this first title in the trilogy. While I've read many of her recommendations, this one has been among her best selections for us both. "The Raven Boys" is a cleverly concocted, fictional work of art that intertwines psychics and magic with prep school boys and an everyday girl. Friendships are formed, journeys undertaken, young love explored and questions about the psychic world left for readers to consider.

The story is compelling and artfully presented. A fun, picturesque read that had me revisiting turns of phrase and conversations before I'd completed the book. Definitely a must-read for teens and adults who enjoy magical possibilities.

Sensitive readers should be aware there is quite a bit of very foul language throughout the book, and matter that may not be appropriate for younger readers. It was a stretch for my 13 year old. Had I read it first, she would have been waiting another couple of years to get it in her hot little hands.
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