Review of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee: A Kids Read

Leah Courtney
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When I come across a book marketed for kids, and it's interesting enough to hold my interest and really make me want to keep reading, I know it's a good read.

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy has been sitting on my Kindle for a while, but when I finally opened it up, I didn't want to put it down.

Ophelia's father is involved in a sword exhibit at a museum when Ophelia stumbles across an unusual boy held captive. Although she's always been practical, not really believing in fantasy, she suddenly finds herself in a fantastical quest to save the world.

Themes of self-realization, personal bravery, and family bonds make this a great read for kids. Ophelia is a very plain and ordinary girl who turns out to be the magical savior of the world. And even the Marvelous Boy himself- that Ophelia sets free- was a plain an ordinary boy when he was chosen. The message is that anyone can be a hero if they are willing and face life bravely.

There was a dark and scary tone to the book sometimes. Although the reading level would be appropriate for younger kids- I think my 8 and 9 year olds could read it- I think the action might be a little heavy and intense for them. I think my young teens would really enjoy it although the reading level would be easy for them.

I can definitely recommend this one as a good read, and I'll be looking for more by the author- for myself and for the kids. I give it 4.5 stars and a PG for content.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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