Crazy House

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

age 14+

Violent dystopian thriller doesn't make a lot of sense.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 18+

Not worth your time

As a fan of James Patterson's adult books, I was intrigued when my teen chose this book to read, and I decided to give it a try. I was disappointed on so many levels. I'm not generally put off by bad language in books, especially if it's used for emphasis or it's in character. This book seemed to include it to didn't add to the characters or story at seemed to be there just to see how much offensive language could be put onto each page. When I got to a paragraph where almost every other word was offensive I finally told my teen to stop reading the book because the story wasn't good enough to warrant the onslaught of language they would be constantly exposed to. I was glad I put a stop to it because what came next in terms of violence and other highly sensitive topics were not at all appropriate for younger teens. Again it felt like the authors had a laundry list of every possible sensitive or disturbing topic they could think of and they wanted to just include or touch on all of them despite it really not enhancing or adding depth to the story. I finished the book regretting wasting my time reading it...again something that was so unexpected and disappointing coming from an author I respect.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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