And Then There Were None

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 37 reviews

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age 16+

It's becoming a soon-to-be banned book!

When it was published in the UK in 1939, this book carried the offensive title of Ten Little N****** (the n-word). Apparently, it was based on some British blackface song of the time. When published in the US, in 1940, they omitted the title (for obvious reasons) and used the last 5 words of the song...."and then there were none." Recently, it has been in our local media because people object to the background of the book, and don't think it has great value to middle school students. The plot is twisting and turning, and a bit hard to follow (like many Agatha Christie books), and that's a plus. It could teach kids how to follow an intricate plot. On the flip side, kids don't need that much exposure to violence and death.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 2+


I read this book when I was 11 and it's still one of my favorite books ever. Everyone is saying that this book will make you think violent thoughts but I haven't murdered anyone after reading this book. This book also taught me what a revolver and cyanide are. Even if I do murder someone in the future, it won't be because of this book.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: November 6, 1939
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: June 10, 2015

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