Rick

Book review by Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Sixth-grader faces bullying bestie in sweet, queer story.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 9+
Now in middle school, Rick and his best friend Jeff (who ends up not being a good friend) experience crushes, homework and the Rainbow Spectrum club, a way to meet people of different genders and identities, which Jeff despises.

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Too much swearing

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