The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 11+


We started reading this aloud with our 10 year old, expecting a creepy but kid-targeted orphanage tale. The characters were interesting, and the outlines of the story had potential, but it was too gruesome to finish. The tone was frank horror, not suspense or adventure. My daughter likes to see things through, but she was ultimately so disturbed that I talked her into letting me just read the rest and tell her how it ended. I wouldn't recommend it unless the reader is looking for Stephen King-level horror.

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age 11+

Don't bother

Just a creepy book, I kept expecting it to get better, but the weirdness and horror factor is not appropriate for the age range its targeted at. There are these weird servant creatures that you find out are other children and the kids in the home eat out their eyeballs. Why? Its just gross.

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