Teen Book Review: Keeper of the Lost Cities

Book: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Reviewer: Macey, Grade 8

“Keeper of the Lost Cities” is a fantasy novel with 496 pages. This book is written by Shannon Messenger who has also published “Let the Wind Rise”. “Keeper of the Lost Cities” is about Sophie Foster who is anything but normal. Not only is she 12 and already in highschool, but she can also hear the thoughts of other people. One day, a mysterious boy named Fitz shows up at her field trip and claims that he knows how to explain Sophie’s “powers” of hearing other people’s thoughts. Fitz takes Sophie to another world and she finds out she’s not human, but elf. Sophie leaves everything she has ever known behind and goes to live with Fitz and his family. But things only get worse for Sophie Foster. Not only does not fit in with humans, but she can’t seem to fit in with the elves either. Sophie learns that she has very special abilities that are very rare, ones that people will kill for.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars because there is not one part of the book that is slow paced. It always kept me on the edge of my seat and I was able to understand every single part of it. I’d recommend this book to teens and tweens who love adventure and magic. Sophie is a very fun and interesting character to follow throughout the book. I hope if you read this book you will enjoy it as much as I did!!!


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