The series is "quite scary," according to Kraitt, and some adult themes crop up--our hero's father dies in book 1...and his mom is depressed. The Times review of Navigator said it "echoes The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter books."
"Excellent world-building, a thrilling and propulsive plot, internal consistency and a multitude of child heroes guarantee a following for this exciting fantasy," raves Kirkus Reviews.
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The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama tells the story of a seventh-grader, Zoe Costello, who confidently and compassionately dispenses advice to friends and family before she faces her own difficult truths.
"Cohen handles the heavier elements of the plot with a light touch and gives her narrator an amusingly wry voice that will have readers rooting for her in spite of her naïveté," declares School Library Journal.
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