Parents' Guide to

Down the Rabbit Hole

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teen puts herself in danger to solve crime.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Honest Abe

I think this book is somewhat inappropriate for this age group. I personally think it has too much drinking and bad language. I am sorry if you don't agree with me, but this is my opinion.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 12+

not for my 12 year old.....

I did not think this book was appropriate for my 12 year old girl. I was surprised by the language. The main character lies to her parents (alot) and makes some very foolish decisions, but if she hadn't, there wouldn't be much of a story...

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (6):

Fans who don't take all the drama too literally will be pleased to know this is the first of a series and can follow intrepid Ingrid into other mysteries. This is the first children's book by Peter Abrahams, a popular writer of adult mysteries, and it follows the teen-girl-detective formula pretty closely: plucky girl stumbles into mystery, decides to solve it herself rather than confide in adults, juggles mystery with school life, avoids being noticed by clueless parents, gets into mortal danger, solves mystery, explains it to police. It's basically Nancy Drew updated for the 21st century. Some parents may find it troubling that Ingrid is impulsive and dishonest, and repeatedly puts herself in danger by lying and sneaking around -- and some readers may be bothered by the tacked-on dramatic denouement.

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