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Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Book Summary

Remember that time you went to camp and it turned out you and several other people had super alien powers and had to use them to save the world from both a government conspiracy and an alien invasion? But you still had time to worry about whether the cute boy liked you? Get ready to turn some pages.
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Book Review

The pacing moves pretty quickly in this book. There is a degree of "what else can possibly happen to this character?", but I was generally happy to go along for the ride. I've read a number of this author's books and I always appreciate the strong heroines who are focused on issues other than, or at least in addition to their interest in boys. I found that Maisie had more edge and less heart than others I've found more endearing - and that's not necessarily surprising for a science fiction thriller. Some plot twists and character motivations were more believable than others. Lots of action, some mature content.


Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Action; Thriller; Science Fiction
  • Romance
  • Character with Prosthetic Limb
  • Self-Confidence; Self-Reliance
  • Conspiracy
  • Trust; Loyalty
  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Family Relationships

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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