In Real Life

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+

Caught and kept my attention

The message of activism and organizing in the authors introduction wasvery unique for a YA GN. The themes in this book are quite sophisticated so early exposure to it can empower students to change their world and speak out. I did feel that more dialogue needed to be said or taught in the book, perhaps a prologue about the negative impacts on developing countries with regards to globalization. The main character sure had a lot of heart, Sarge has a mouth on her, and it was easy to dismiss her parents. Internet cafes still exist in this book- guess it’s possible.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
age 15+


My daughter said the art was good. There was some violence. Lots of language for a library book brought home by a 6th grader. Disappointed

This title has:

Too much swearing

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