I received an advance reader copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Ninja Girl Adventures is a middle grade novel with a fourteen-year-old main character. This book falls into the upper middle grade range due to the MC’s age – it also has a more mature plot than standard middle grade as well as less emphasis on humor.
Moira Mackenzie and her sisters Mindy and Marci have experienced too much tragedy in their young lifetimes. After their father’s death in an airplane crash, their uncle Jiro shows up and wants to take over the company the sisters’ father founded. What the girls don’t know is that they are the descendants of a line of ninjas. Moira will need to use every bit of inherited ninja skills if she’s going to keep her uncle from taking over the company and hurting the people she loves.
I gave Ninja Girl Adventures four stars. It is a good and worthwhile read, but I just didn’t love it enough to give it the fifth star. Boy readers will love the action and adventure aspects of the story, and girls will find several strong female characters who have important roles to play in the story.