This book would be especially suitable for students in Years 8 to 10. The novel is especially suitable if teachers are looking for a story with a strong, female protagonist, and/or a novel with connections to Australian Indigenous ways of understanding the world.
While this series is sometimes treated as a book for young adolescents, there is plenty to engage older readers, including the romance element of the plot. In addition, teachers should be aware that the novel contains scenes involving psychological torture, as well as violence and death – although nothing any worse than might be found in the Harry Potter series. As usual, though, teachers should preview the books carefully before using them in class or making recommendations to individual students.