Listen, Slowly

Book review by Angela Zimmerman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Parents, listen, please listen slowly, NOT APPROPRIATE AT ALL. DO NOT GIVE THIS BOOK TO YOUR CHILD

I bought this book for my `12 year old, and it was horrifying. The book itself isn't good, but it is very inappropriate. There is talk of boobs, thongs, and much more. Also things like flashing underwear and bras to boys, and wiggling hips to be "seductive">Overall, I don't even believe, that this was for 9+ and is considered a children's book. Don't make the same mistake I did, do not buy this book for your child. It teaches bad lessons, and teaches kids that they should be obsessed with love at the age of 12, that is not realistic, or good. Kids should not be reading these types of things. Angela Zimmerman, this is a bad review, please take it down, and write the real stuff.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+


Our daughter is 9 years old. Why would you think this is appropriate for a 9 yr old Angela Zimmerman??? Disappointed in your professional review for young innocent 9 yr old girls that shouldn't be taught this or even thinking on this level of flashing their panties and butt to boys! We should be keeping things like this away at such a young age. Shame on your review. We should be promoting modesty at this age.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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