Landscape with Invisible Hand

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

age 13+

Darkly funny sci-fi shows future with aliens, economic woes.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 15+

More sex than expected

There are only three times this book is inappropriate for tweens to young teens, but they ruin the book for my 13 year old. Why even add these three? I don’t understand why writers do this. It’s a great book for my 13 year old....except the mentioning of porn, alluding to characters having sex, protagonist touching a girl’s breast and turning up the music so loud so you can’t hear people f***ing. Author’s words, not mine. I’m not unrealistic. I know that kids know about sex, but does it have to be in what, we hope, is good literature written at an eighth grade reading level? My daughter remarked that maybe, “The author wrote it for teenagers who aren’t very good readers.” She didn’t even care about reading it after I told her it was inappropriate.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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