I Crawl Through It

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

age 15+

Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

Challenging, strange and compassionate

AS King is not you typical YA writer, and this is not you typical YA book. Surrealistic and disjointed, it takes on a lot of difficult issues in teen's lives with a high degree of honest, it also give voice to their frustrations, anxieties, and traumas, often in a cringe-inducing way. It is also funny and heartbreaking, and, despite the surrealism, features some real human moments and lots of interesting, memorable characters. Save this one for your self-motivated teen readers, or better yet, read it for yourself!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much swearing

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