Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Spider Ring by Andrew Harwell-ESSENTIAL

Harwell, Andrew, Spider Ring. Pgs. 224. Scholastic Press, 2015. $16.99. Language: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: G

When Maria’s grandma dies, she inherits a spider into her ring that lets her control the spiders. With a strange man and someone known as the Black Widow after her ring, it’s up to Maria to delve into her grandma’s past before it’s too late. Can Maria control the spiders and the ring? Who is the strange man she keeps seeing? Who is the Black Widow? Who really was her grandma?

This fun, well-paced fantasy adventure captures readers from the start. Characters are intriguing and fun to read about. Readers who enjoy books like Charlotte’s Web will enjoy reading this book. EL, MS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High. 

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