As Red as Blood

Book review by Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

Ruined with one sentence

While this is a great story, there is one sentence on page 212 referencing a room with "adult tastes" and other more specific tools. I could not in good conscience have this in my middle school library, so have passed it on to the high school. It is unfortunate, because up to that point, it was perfectly acceptable and really, really good - The girl with the dragon tattoo for kids.

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