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Title, Author, Series
Review Date Title Author Series Grades Rating Teen Comments
05/24/2018 The Rithmatist Sanderson, Brandon 8 - 12 Generally Acceptable
Teen
General
Science Fiction / fantasy. Pre-industrial world where 'Rithmatists' are capable of drawing chalk lines and figures that come alive. This ability is somehow tied to the church and a fictional version of Christianity. People vaguely believe in an impersonal G-dlike "Master" that chooses people to be Rithmatists, and has power. Mention of atonement, resurrection - no details. Some description of church-like services. At one point boy wonders if there really is a Master in heaven. People 'curse' mildly, using the word "dusts". Some passing references to teen girl thinking young male teacher is good looking. Teenage boy and girl are friends, one mention of boy noticing she is pretty, no romance (but might come out in next installment of series). Language: screwed
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Title, Author, Series
The Rithmatist
Sanderson, Brandon
Grades: 8 - 12
Generally Acceptable
Teen
Teen
General
Science Fiction / fantasy. Pre-industrial world where 'Rithmatists' are capable of drawing chalk lines and figures that come alive. This ability is somehow tied to the church and a fictional version of Christianity. People vaguely believe in an impersonal G-dlike "Master" that chooses people to be Rithmatists, and has power. Mention of atonement, resurrection - no details. Some description of church-like services. At one point boy wonders if there really is a Master in heaven. People 'curse' mildly, using the word "dusts". Some passing references to teen girl thinking young male teacher is good looking. Teenage boy and girl are friends, one mention of boy noticing she is pretty, no romance (but might come out in next installment of series). Language: screwed