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

age 14+

Gritty, powerful thriller about girl jailed in baby killing.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 17+

Unsuitable for younger teenagers

The dark theme makes it entirely unsuitable for younger readers. It is most certainly a "New Adult" book.
age 14+


I see a lot of parents on here complaining about the language of the book, and the sexual content that goes on in this book. Some parents believe students of the age of 14 and up should not read this because of the inappropriateness that is in the novel, but I have to disagree 100% as a 17 year old student in high school. This is explaining things that happen in real life, and not letting your child read it because of the sex and language is not letting them understand how these things work in their life and in real life. These things happen in schools, but we decide to ignore that, but this is a novel. This is a very educational novel, and I believe it would be for students 14 and up.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much swearing

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