Parents' Guide to

fresh.ink

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Read free stories daily and discuss; some iffy stuff.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free Books
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This collection of free literary stories and essays from authors all around the world offers some great reading and a bit of discussion, but it's best for teens. Many of the stories include adult-oriented themes, and it's impossible to know what surprises await in the content. Since the app includes opportunities for users to communicate with others and like comments provided as part of the group discussion, the app is primarily for adults and teenagers, not young kids. Reluctant readers might like the simple, one-story-at-a-time approach, but it would be great if stories were organized beyond when they were added. Letting users select particular genres or topics would be a great feature. For a free app, however, fresh.ink could be an opportunity for parents and teens to read selections together and use the questions provided to spark their own conversations and discussions.

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