Brave New World

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 18+

I was waiting for some redemptive aspect

CONTAINS SPOILER I cannot unread this book. I heard it was a classic and took a chance. Orgy Porgy chanting, recreational sex, condoning sexual interactions between kids, distain for natural family order, drugs to prevent unwanted feelings and the list goes on. In enters a possibility redeeming character who tries to resist these evils and end up killings himself.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Free sex and a violent end

I started reading this to my almost-14 year old, and I couldn't get very far, because all the talk and teasing about "everybody belonging to everybody" for sex was impossible to gloss over. It is also a disturbing book with suicide and a tragic ending. I think it's a good book, but the sexual content should be 16 and up.

This title has:

Too much sex

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