Harriet the Spy

Book review by Stephany Aulenback, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Great young sleuth helps kids be true to themselves.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 9+

Definately not a role model

I don't like the things Harriet says and the way she thinks about people, even saying her own mother his dumb. She refers to people as fat as well. This is not proper or kind and not accepted in our household.
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age 13+

includes scary descriptions of realistic violence

very scary content. first chapter includes armed robbery and a home invasion. not appropriate for young children at all.

This title has:

Too much violence

Book Details

  • Author: Louise Fitzhugh
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Yearling Books
  • Publication date: October 1, 1964
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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