Little Brother

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 26 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Not what you'd think

Disappointed in the discourse chosen for this age category. Felt the writing was aimed at youth but the vulgarity was not appropriate.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 14+

Smart roller-coaster of a teen read

Very well written dystopian fiction, with strong, smart characters and a great storyline. I throughly enjoyed this read. However, one sex scene and multiple makeout scenes make this book somewhat intense for less mature readers.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Book Details

  • Author: Cory Doctorow
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publication date: May 1, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 14
  • Number of pages: 382
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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