I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

Book review by Amanda May Dundas, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 13+

Awful book

I got this book to read with my son. It's very inappropriate. My son is reading about "boobs," "hot boys," etc. I am embarrassed as a mom that someone would write this way and horrified that I thought this could be a good book to read together. Wish I would have had a heads up before I bought this book. Maybe it's just a teen girl book. Definitely, definitely NOT an appropriate boy book at all!! Any good message is completely lost and instead shallow messages of the importance of needing to looking great, not worrying about school, boy craziness, adolescence self importance/absorbness come out.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 12+

Inspired my son to give more

My 12yo son recently finished reading this book and really enjoyed it. It led to great conversations about how different children's lives are around the world. And inspired him to make a contribution to help other kids around the world to be able to go to school. Mom has to love a book that does that!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love friendship and coming-of-age stories

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