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The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
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Apr 11, 11

bookshelves: adolescent-lit, mystery, fantasy
Recommended to Lisa by: my son
Recommended for: young readers
Read from November 30 to December 11, 2010 — I own a copy

This book has been popular with my 7th grade students, and my son when he was in elementary school liked it quite well. The characters and plot were a bit thin for adult reading. The mystery element is easily sussed. I can see how young readers would find this engaging and fun to read, but still, even for that age, I think it is on on rank with the really great books for this age.
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Reading Progress

11/30/2010 page 54
16.0% "My son recommended this as a good adolescent novel. It is fine so far, but seems a little cliche ridden. I suppose younger readers might not pick up on the cliches."
12/01/2010 page 121
35.0% "Actually a good little story"
12/19/2010 page 156
45.0% "seeming a little thin and predictable; however, taking into consideration that I am not the author's target audience."

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