Ali Cross

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

age 10+

Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

Subtle agenda pushing

The book is 5 star level excellent, but I was shocked and dismayed that a child in the book is asked if they know if the missing 10 YEAR OLD boy has a girlfriend, or a boyfriend. It is inappropriate and upsetting to see romantic relationships pushed on 10 year old children with this kind of language and suggestion. Why not also ask if he has a wife, or husband? Although it could be problematic to assume he would practice monogamy... Perhaps he is polyamorous. Maybe the question should be if he has any boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, and/or husbands? I haven't read it all, so I'm not sure what other kinds of ideas and agendas have been slipped in the text.

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Too much sex
age 9+

Happy boy


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