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Common Sense Media says

Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
 

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(out of 4 reviews)
age 12+
 
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Teen, 13 years old Written byMoony718 July 25, 2014
 

One of My Favorite Books

One of my favorite books. I simply adore Cassandra, and her clever, humorous journal entries are wonderfully enticing. A book that has never left me since I have read it. Maybe just one little questionable thing, but chances are that little kids wouldn't understand it, and there is nothing graphic surrounding it. I prefer not give ages- some kids are more mature than others!- but I'll say the interest and reading level is for pre-teens and up.
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Parent of a 3, 8, 11, and 13 year old Written byKathyJ September 6, 2012
 

LOVED IT

I read this book when I was 13 and I loved it. I found an old copy of it in my mother's childhood bookshelf and I immediately fell in love with it. I still have the original copy that my mother read and I read and I hope to have my daughter read it when she turns 12. It is sweet, sincere and lovely but I don't know what today's teenagers would think of it. It is a first romance kind of a book. Give it a try - you might love it, too.
Kid, 12 years old March 6, 2013
 

Incredible book!

This book was amazing! I read it when I was twelve, but the reason that I would recommend it for older is because I don't think many others my age would enjoy it. This book was written for young adults, and 12 year-olds may not appreciate the writing style as much now as they would when they are older.
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Adult Written byfayfran June 26, 2014
 

Never out of print in the UK!

This isn't a 'lost classic' in Britain, it's a pure classic. And her name isn't Cassie (she's never, ever called that in the book - don't dumb down, it's self-defeating as kids who read this will have to get used to her name) it's Cassandra. People here name their daughters after her. It is an amazing book and a rite of passage read for a great many British girls to this day. I don't know that every American family will understand it - but I hope you do in the same was that we here understand To Kill A Mockingbird. Something from a different place and a different time, but that speaks to all of us. Enjoy.
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