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By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fallen angels are the new, more charming vampires.

Book Lauren Kate Fantasy 2009
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 14+

Don't hate me, but it was okay, not the best book ever...

It has a great plot, just they swear a lot and so on. Oh, yes, and there is death, voilence, and it is great at the beginning of the book but slows down for a while. Forunatley, it picks up speed again soon! (It slowed becuase Luce [the main character] infuriatlrying obsessed over Daniel and sometimes Cam way too much and far too intensley.)
age 16+

Too mature for 13-year-olds

Why does this website say this book is okay for kids age 13? And then say that there is cussing and make-out sessions? Also, it doesn't mention that the "finger" is also given. I would never allow a 13 year old of mine to read this book. I myself liked it fairly well, but I just wouldn't reccomend it to anyone under 16.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (41 ):

There are lots of plot twists and turns to keep the action from being too predictable, and enough romance to satisfy legions of teen readers longing for their own teen angels. Who knew fallen angels could be more charming than vampires?

There are so many similarities between FALLEN and Twilight in plot and characterizations, but Fallen has more strong friendships between likable girl characters, and that whole boarding school mystique going on. Luce is almost convinced that she really is mentally ill, although the shadowy beings who menace her seem so real -- and their origins are revealed in good time in a surprise twist.

Book Details

  • Author: Lauren Kate
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: December 1, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 452
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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