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Content Review: Reckless by Cornelia Funke

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12    *NOTE* I think this book is more suitable for an older crowd.  
  • Age of Main Character:  24
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031605609X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316056090
For years, Jacob Reckless has been escaping to another world--a world behind the mirror, where witches haunt the forests and fairies and dwarfs roam. A world for treasure hunts and magnificent quests--but also a world locked in a deadly war. Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, to disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before one of them is lost forever. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting landscape of fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before. Reckless is a thrilling adventure and a tale of heroism, filled with danger, mystery, and above all, magic.

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Other Notable content:

Some drinking and getting drunk mentioned (adults)

Was it any good?

This book completely blew my expectations.  I really didn't expect to love it as much as I did.  It was like a mixture of The Lord of the Rings and The Brother's Grim Fairy Tales.  The age recommendation is 10 and up, but I really feel like this is a book that may be too much for younger kids, and that teens and adults would really like!