Fighting Words

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Powerful, moving story of 10-year-old recovering from abuse.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 9+

Really good!

So, I'm on my mom's phone and desperate to write this review. This book is so good, like, I'm 9 and I've re-read this bok 3 times! I saw a lot of reviews saying they were 'traumatized' by the suicide part, but for some reason I wasn't at all even though it was described in full detail. The bra snapping thing, while it's realistic, was a little big uncomfortable, yet relatable. I think that Kimberly Brubraker Bradley is somehow able to write about the abuse chapter without making it gross. I really enjoy this author's books - but 'Fighting Words' was my favorite. I didn't see anyone talk about the meth cooking part. I have nothing to say about that, but Suki and Della's mother is a drug addict who was cooking meth and blew up a hotel room. Anyway, 10/10. BYE

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age 10+

Good book!

I agree that this is a very informational towards children. They learn about things such a sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts.

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