If I Ever Get Out of Here

Book review by Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Relatable tale of music-loving Native Tuscarora boy in '70s.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+
The story of a boy who is bullied because of his ethnicity is one that I usually enjoy. But as a Christian teacher, I was torn as I read this. While I liked the story (and yes, I understand that it's set in the 70s), I was disappointed by the use of drugs and the inferences to boys reading porn and being aroused by it. Kids might not notice these things, but I don't like taking a chance with it when presenting books to my son and my students.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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