American Girls

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

age 13+

Riveting tale of runaway discovering Hollywood underbelly.

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age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Thought-provoking

This is a very gritty and real sort of book. If you're looking for good role models, go elsewhere. If you're looking for a happy read, go elsewhere. If you're looking for a book with complex characters and complex situations, this is the book for you. Side note, the main character is kind of bratty and annoying. I saw that as a realistic portrayal of a 15 year old, but be warned if that sort of thing gets on your nerves.

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