Life of Pi

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 43 reviews

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age 16+

"Reality is Unliveable"

So enchanted with fantasy and beautiful mythologies that it loathes anyone with an ability to accept reality, to face hardship, to tackle life's challenges with grit and rationality.

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Too much violence
age 18+


This is an extremely violent book. My son read it at school and was scarred for months. Some parts of it are positive, but the gory details make this not a good book for children.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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