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Yarn - Chat Fiction

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Text-message stories are creepy, rude, and predictable.

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age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Yarn app

the app is yarn app it has creepy text messages stories and it’s my favorite app ever but I did download it and I want to get it like any other ways but it made me to pay for it I don’t have any much money can I want to put it on my debit card
age 13+

its is the best

you have to get it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (5 ):

The voyeuristic vibe in these stories is sure to hook some readers at first, but the content is so base and blah that many users will either get repulsed or bored after a story or two. Some stories on Yarn - Chat Fiction that poke fun at celebrities (LeBron Texts His Hairline) are clever, while other stories (Sexting 411) are just predictable. The horror and violence stories are more disturbing than one may imagine a text message-based story could be, and the sex-related stories are nothing more than scripted sexting. And while anything that gets kids reading is usually great, the vast majority of stories in this app are negative enough to potentially outweigh any benefit.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : reading
  • Pricing structure: Free (seven-day trial and then subscription from $2.99 to $39.99)
  • Release date: June 5, 2017
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Science Mobile
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: October 23, 2019

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