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A Comb of Wishes, by Lisa Stringfellow

mackef's review

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dark emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.0

kpunch87's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.25

adalana's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional medium-paced

3.0

lala_books's review

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adventurous emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I love how this middle reader fantasy builds on Caribbean folktales and culture for a fabulous blend of magic and realistic fiction. 

bookbrig's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

What a fantastic story! It's got an outstanding audiobook, and the way it braids mermaid story into human story into island story into family story works so well. I love Kira, and as an adult reader I teared up several times in the story, including where she's working through stuff around her mom and the consequences of her wish. I love the magic and the sense of place, as they really ground the fantasy parts. It gets a bit scary near the end, but not gory or too dark. The presence of a loving friend or caring adult at each scary part helps balance the tension a little. I'll definitely be bringing this to our schools, and I highly recommend it if you're looking for a wonderful summer read!

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clairewrobel's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

marigold_faye's review

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emotional hopeful reflective sad

4.0

ki4eva's review against another edition

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medium-paced

3.75

allison_at_the_mighty_bujo's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

dewey7962's review

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adventurous emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0