Title and Author:
The Collar and the Cavvarch by Annie Douglass Lima
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Reason for choice of rating:
A few fight scenes. Also, the issue of slavery might be upsetting for very young readers.
I actually read the books out of order, so I read this after the Gladiator and the Guard. It was definitely another great read from this author. It's easy to get swept away into the fantasy/futuristic/dystopian world she creates. I love the main character, Bensin, who is wise beyond his years but also has a heart as big as the sky. His love for his young sister is admirable, but he is also a completely believable character who wins some and loses some. His coach is probably my favorite character: a man wrestling with his conscience against the evils of slavery, while also treating his slaves as well as he can. Of course, Ellie is as cute as can be, and there are some great action scenes. I would recommend this book 100% to any teens or adults. Can't wait for Book #3 in the series!
Good for young boys, possibly ages 10+ especially, because the hero is a boy, but I think girls would enjoy it too!
Books and movies you would compare this to:
Of course parts of it remind me of Gladiator.
Adult, Christian, Contemporary, Epic, Coming-of-Age, Juvenile, New Adult, Young Adult
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