Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
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Oh my fairy godmothers… THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! It was soooo cool, and just plain AMAZING!!!

The book is about Rangers, which are kind-of like spy’s (BUT WAAAAAYYYYY COOOOOOOLLLLEEERRR!!!), which are chosen people who go into enemy territory and beat all the bad guys up! Anyway, the kid in the book, Will, is chosen to be a Ranger; and the entire book is about him learning how to protect the kingdom and batting monsters. Ya know, the usual medieval, knight stuff.

The monsters in the book are… weird. It’s not a ‘BAD’ weird, it’s just a… kind-of-like-a-wearwolf-but-not-a-wearwolf-more-of-a-furry-bear-with-a-wolf-like-head-that-stands-like-a-gorilla-weird… There was NO magic as far as I could tell, but one of the ‘creatures’ could hypnotize it’s prey.

The book as far as I could tell was kid-friendly… BUT there was some VERY light cursing, and one joke that wasn’t really kid-friendly but wasn’t super inappropriate. (I did not catch the joke the first time though, so I don’t think anyone else would catch it…)

Over all, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! And I do think this is a kid-friendly book, but like 7 and up… with your parents permission. -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Really cool plot line!


  • There are ‘monsters’ in the book.
  • Some cursing and 1 questionable adult? joke…

They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . .

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