Castration Celebration

Book review by Stephanie Dunnewind, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

I am dissapointed in your review, because...

Would you ignore the obvious misogyny if a "funny" book entitled "Female Mutilation Celebration" were published? If the premise was a boy writing a play about female sexual mutilation, would you not notice the sheer, vile misogyny? If so, why do you not notice the sheer, vile misandry when the genders are reversed?
age 14+

Teens will love this book - and will get the message

When teens are treated badly by members of the opposite sex, parents' explanations often sound preachy. This novel gets at both the angry emotions and how kids make better choices next time - in a funny, summer-camp-for-aspiring-writers-and musicians story. The message "think before you hurt the other person" comes through loud and clear.

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love coming-of-age stories

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