Enna Burningby Shannon Hale
Series: The Books of Bayern #2
336 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by LadyEarwen
An entertaining fantasy, but has quite a lot of violence.
PlotEnna discovers that she has the power to control fire, but also discovers that it comes with a great price.
MoralityEnna struggles with knowing that she can use her power for good or for evil and also with the thought of killing people, as do all the children in the book, and it is never portrayed as good. She sees how horrible war and fighting is, and also sees that even the enemies are human beings.
Spiritual ContentThe Creator is mentioned several times.
ViolenceThere are several battles in this book, and people get burned. It isn't always 'graphic', but there is definitely plenty of violence present.
Drug and Alcohol ContentNone.
Sexual ContentAt one point, Enna is in a tent and is curled up in a wool blanket because she just had a bath. An angry soldier sneaks in and threatens her, but nothing further happens, and Enna is saved.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentThe language in this book is very mild. I cannot recall any swear words.
ConclusionThis was a very good book, captivating and entertaining, with a good lesson. I would recommend it, but only to mature teenagers 14+ because of the violence and the moral struggles that Enna faces.
|Written for Age:||13+|
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