Bless Me, Ultima

Book review by Kenneth Butler, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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Cultural Exploration of Fate Vs. Free Will

This book is a coming of age story about a 10 year old Mexican american boy who has to decide whether to follow his mother's families path or his father's family path. The story deals with themes of fate vs. free will, good vs. evil and what it means to be an adult. Through Antonio's interactions with Ultima he learns about Santeria. There is some violence and mention of sex but it is not explicit and the language is rich in figurative language.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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