Down the Mysterly River

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

age 12+

Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Great Read and Some Profanity

My 12-year-old is currently reading this book and he loves it. He's not a "reader" so that's saying a lot! But, we have been surprised by some profanity... only in a couple of spots so far, but we're only half-way through the book. Common Sense Media reports that there is no "Language" but that is incorrect. This would be rated PG-13 if it were a movie, due to the violence and language. Great read, but be aware.

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