Kid reviews for Elijah of Buxton

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Common Sense says

age 10+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 26 reviews

age 18+

Incredibly boring.

It's incredibly boring. chapters take 1 hour to read and nothing interesting happens.
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age 10+

This book was disappointing but ended well

This book was a bit disappointing for me. The main plot did not happen to almost the end of the book. I hated the "preacher" in the book; he was a charlatan, I thought! The violence in here was intenser than I expected: two deaths is mainly involved in the violence; mild bloody moments, that is about all but the book made it a bit more intenser! There is some swear words: nigg- spelled like that in the book- and d-a-m(spelled like that). Elijah swears now and then. This book is for older tween. It really isn't for young ones. It has some high role models/messages and the ending was amazing. The ending could not make up for the rest of the book!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 9+

BORING

i didn't like this book because the plot was hard to follow and it was very boring in my opinion.
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age 17+

DO NOT READ THIS BOOK

I did not enjoy this book at all. Don't waste your time reading it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 13+

Hard To Understand The Way It's Written

I bought it at the used book store and by the start it was very boring and hard to read because its written where people talk like "he ole know hes gone" for example and thats not from the book
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age 9+

Amazing Book!

I had to read this for a book report a few years back, and I loved it! It started out a bit slow, and there wasn't really a main plot until the last half of it. The beginning was kind of like a collection of funny stories that Elijah told, and I got some good laughs out of it. Towards the end of the book, it got a bit dark. For younger ages, this would be a good book to read with a parent or listen as an audiobook because it could be a bit scary or they might not understand some of the dialect or the history part. Overall, this is an amazing book! I loved the characters, I thought it was funny, and this book was the one that made me more interested in the historical fiction genre. I learned things without realizing it. Would definitely recommend.

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age 10+

Great!

It’s a great book.

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Educational value
Great messages
age 8+

Elijah of Buxton A+

Elijah overcomes his faults of being fra-gile and learns about the horrors of slavery and learns important life lessons.

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age 11+

12

it is very good

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Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

really good book

this book is a really good one im not saying i would lat a 5 6 7 or 8 year old read it but for 10 years of age in upthey should tey to reead it in undersand that it was a long time ago and what they used to do back than to black people