The target audience for this book is middle school readers who have read books one and two of the series. The book is a great tool to teach healthy friendships, help with deciphering difficult feelings these reader may have and also to spark up interest in Greek mythology. The books specifically good for foster/adopt readers because the main characters are similar to their stories. Many of them are separate from one or both parents and feel like outcasts in “normal” society. They have anger and trust issues with mostly everyone they come in contact with.
This is the third book in this series and I believe it is one of the best. All of these books are fast paced and keep the reader engaged with the material. I also think that the Greek Mythology information is interesting and may cause your reader to want to do more research into the Greek gods. Though these books are written for young adults, I believe that any avid reader can get entertainment from them. It makes it even easier to have fun conversations about the relationship between the characters if you have read the book too!
This book specifically deals with loss and not understanding where you belong. The author does a great job at portraying this group of character as a makeshift family even though they are not related or sometimes even the same species. The book affirms that in order to do great things you must… [Read Full Review – Standard and Premium Members Only]
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About the Author: Steve Madole
I am an adoptive dad of three boys living near Grand Rapids, MI with my wife, our cats and dog. We also fostered many other children in the last 5 years! I have done many trainings with the Dr. Karen Purvis Institute and try to keep up on different trauma training’s monthly. My whole family nerds out on comic books, video games, movies and regular books! We often read a lot of the same comics and books which can lead to some awesome conversations!
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