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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Intense fantasy about a compulsive liar and/or werewolf.

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age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

pretty good

I overally think this was a pretty good book. I liked finding out if micah was telling a lie or not. The ending was a little predictable though. There is a lot of language, which is why i'm rating this 13+. It also talks about periods, which younger boys and girls might not understand. I liked this book a lot!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 15+

better for older teens

i liked the book. i thought it was fun finding out wheather she lied or not and all, but the language they used was innapropriate. I'm pretty sure it had every bad word there is in the world in it at least twice

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This book is simply thrilling. Is Micah actually a werewolf, or is she, as one teacher theorizes, simply a confused girl who's "rejecting [her] own body" by pretending to be something more masculine? Either way, did she kill Zach -- and was it intentional or just something that happened in the heat of the moment? Not knowing the answers is, of course, much of the fun, and readers will love racing through this fast-paced book trying to sort out the truth. Micah's non-linear storytelling gives readers more to sort out, as do the various theories about the origin of werewolves.

Book Details

  • Author: Justine Larbalestier
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: September 29, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 388
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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