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Thursday, July 31, 2014

How much violence is too much violence?

The Return of the Indian (The Indian in the Cupboard, #2)
The Return of the Indian

By: Lynne Reid Banks

Genre:  juvenile fiction

Pages: 183

Published: 1986

Read: July

3 out of 5

Being the sequel to The Indian in the Cupboard it’s no surprise that I felt this book had some language and violence issues. I did appreciate that the boys didn’t lie, especially to their parents, in this sequel. They both were good books and this one was even more action packed and entertaining. However for some younger readers, like my son, I felt it had too much descriptive violence. With that in mind, the entire basis of the book is cowboys and Indians so fighting was inevitable. Plus, the target age for this book loves the action fighting scenes. Furthermore, I recently was told by a 4th grade girl that she enjoyed the book because it had more action and excitement than the “girl” books. I will not be reading the rest of the series. As for my son, if he chooses to when he becomes a stronger reader I will encourage him too. 

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