Book review by Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.

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age 17+

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age 16+


Although it is very mature, the book “Dime” shines light on what life could be like in the real world.

This title has:

Educational value
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age 18+


While it is well written and realistic, this book is mis-characterized as a teen book. There should be a teen VERSION of this book. The teen reading this book is not mature enough to see into this characters struggles and to see beyond the graphic depictions of the day to day. This book would almost be suitable for at-risk teens to see where their lives COULD go but I even fear for them having to get this education. I imagined life as child prostitute was horrible, this confirms it. This should be required reading for anyone convicted of a crime against a child.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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