Far Far Away

Book review by Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 15+

Slow start. Very predictible. Not for children.

Setting confusing-audio-narrator gave foreign accents to characters yet one part announces the setting is in America. Doesn't feel like America. Predictible at all high points. Boring more than not. Listened to the end because I was cleaning up yard after hurricane and it was better than no book to listen to. Good concept a ghost narrator who whispers to a young man. First book I've ready by this author. Won't seek out his others.
age 14+

Silence of the Lambs for kids!

*Spoilers here* A well written, suspenseful book, but extremely inappropriate for kids. Let's see: 3 kids are abducted by the town baker and kept in cells in his basement. He slowly starves them. He tells them that their parents have forgotten about them and they'll never get out. When he's displeased with them he puts them in total darkness and plays recordings of the dying screams of other children he's murdered at high volume for hours. He also terrorizes them by playing recordings of what sound like rats scurrying around on the floor in the dark. When they're almost dead, he brings them disgusting, moldy food with no silverware and watches as they eat like starving animals with their hands. A librarian recommended this to my sensitive 9 year old. Nice. So glad I happened to pick it up before he got too far into it.

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