Book review by Stephanie Dunnewind, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 13+
This Ellen Hopkins novel touches on subjects a lot are to uncomfortable with. Being a child of abusers my siblings and I used this as almost an outlet. The long story kept us on our toes for a very shocking final twist.
age 15+

Socially Enlightening

Ellen Hopkins craftes gritty, above par, novels on what life is like for a sick percentage of pre teens, teenagers and young adults. The mature content is presented in a very elegant way and it shines light on the problems many face. Identical faces the problems of "identity" and what it means to be solely unique. Just as "Crank" and "Glass" reveal how drugs can turn even a straight A "good girl" into an addict; and "Fallout" discusses the impact of her choices on her children. Beautifully crafted books I would recommend to anyone of age to fully understand the subject matter.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love books for teens

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