Parents' Guide to

Big Nate Out Loud

By Kristen Breck, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Will appeal to Wimpy Kid fans and reluctant readers.

Book Lincoln Peirce Humor 2011
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 15+

These books are not as benign as you think they are

These books are extremely popular with students however they contain sexual innuendos and references. Big Nate Out Loud did not contain as much as others in the series. I will not be purchasing these books or recommending them.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 14+

Avoid if you can! Sexist.

My son loves these books - he’s 8. But if I would have known better, I would have never get him hooked on these books and tried to get him into something else … Because they are a super misogynistic and sexist book series! If I could save one kid from getting obsessed with these and save their parents from having to explain how wrong so much of the wording is, (ie: “super hottie”) etc., writing this review will be worth it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (11):

Nate's adventures will remind readers of those of Diary of Wimpy Kid's pubescent protagonist, with plenty of middle school humor and antics to thrill teens. Of course, this installment, like the other books in the series, is also sure to appeal to younger readers. And that's OK: While there is some edgy humor and iffy behavior, BIG NATE OUT LOUD is mostly an innocent, fun comic romp. Nate has a good dad, steady friends, and mostly good intentions -- despite the fact that he does not excel in school and often lands in detention. In the end, this is a good choice for comic book and graphic novel fans as well as reluctant readers.

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