Hey, Kiddo

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Big-hearted memoir of rocky childhood with addicted mom.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 14+

Brutally Honest Story of the authors troublesome childhood

I wasn't sure if I would like this story and I ended up loving it. An excellent book about the author's experiences as a child to an addict growing up in a dysfunctional family. It has a positive ending and shows that anyone can overcome a tough beginning. I would recommend having honest open discussions with your youth who is reading this. You could even read it together. There is mild swearing and sexual references but they fit with his telling of the story. He includes artifacts from his youth (letters, pictures etc) that really enhance the story.

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age 15+

Trigger book

I think it has a wonderful message however I feel like it is an emotional trigger book. If any child has experience these trama is very graphic. I wouldn't let my littles read it. However my 15yo did read it and loved it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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