Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Classic dystopian novel about life under constant scrutiny.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 74 reviews

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age 18+

Awful choice for high school students

My 18 year old son finds the book to be disgusting, as do most of his classmates in AP literature. Too much sexual content that serves no purpose. Students wondering why this book is considered such a classic.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 16+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much sex
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