Love Is the Higher Law

Book review by Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Heavy book

I cried. Your teenage kids probably will too, but in a good way.

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Book Details

  • Author: David Levithan
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Publication date: August 25, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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