Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2

Book review by Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+
I've read this book many times and so has my daughter, starting at age 10. The story about clever, daring Sophronia continues as she advances her training in manners and espionage in a Steampunk/supernatural world. The discussions of bodies cited in other reviews were age appropriate in my view for my daughter - it's natural as a tween to be curious about bodies of the opposite sex.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 17+

Subtle and not so subtle content

Be aware that in addition to innocuous flirting and boy-girl interactions, there is a scene in which a girl views naked bathing boys from a distance and feels disappointed she can’t see better. A chapter or two later, 2 girls quiz another on what boys look like “down there” and it’s pretty descriptive. While book 1 kept things more innocent, the trend seems clearly to be toward more adult content of “exploration”.

This title has:

Too much sex

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