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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Edgy sequel to Jumper is best for older teens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


I just don't understand why you would have all the swearing in this book as well as the graphic sex that is talked about. Why is this book targeted for 16 year old's? It has made it's way into a Jr. High school because I am sure it was on some list for recommend for teens. I understand that our teens here things in school all day long. I think reading about it and seeing it on tv is a different thing all together. I am just going to quote my 14 year old that read this book "Those parts are burned into my brain". He did check this out of his school library.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

IMPULSE is a welcome new volume in the sequence of science fiction novels that began with Jumper. Author Steven Gould is adept at following all the consequences of the science fictional premise and proves that he still has plenty of tricks up his sleeve regarding the possibilities of teleportation.

The level of suspense is high, but the book also has quieter moments where Cent grapples with feeling like an outsider. The novel's language, violence, and sexual content may bother some sensitive readers, but those who can handle some bumps will be rewarded.

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