Breathe My Name

Book review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 15+

frightening because the monsters are real

My teen recommended this book, and I read it in about 3 hours. I could not put it down, it was very, very compelling. Of course, after reading it, and knowing my teen had found it so compelling as well, led to a serious discussion of the mental health and violent images in the book. This was good, however, I wish I had read the book before her and prepared for the issues. It is a heartbreaking, tragic story, that will make you want to hug your kids for a long time!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
age 14+

You Have To READ THIS!!

It was an amazing book. Kind of hard to follow at first but stick with it. You will not be disappointed.

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