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Living Dead Girl

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Intense, violent story of sexually abused kidnapped girl.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 18+

The Most Disturbing Thing Since "Flowers in the Attic"

I read this book at the tender age of 14 and it has stuck with me ever since. This book graphically describes the years long ongoing sexual abuse of a a young teenage girl as she attempts to escape the predator that kidnapped her as a young child. I would advise that sensitive adults do not read this book, no child should read it. It is incredibly disturbing and depicts graphic sexual violence.
age 13+

Sort of disturbing

It has a lot of disturbing and gross parts that might not be that nice for kids to read

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (20 ):

This relentlessly violent novel about a sexual predator and murderer and his teen captive is a tough book to read. It explores the mind of a sadistic child abuser and shows what it's like to be an abducted victim of sexual violence. Living Dead Girl may accurately capture the psychological hell a girl goes through when she's savagely abused day in and day out. And Alice is a compelling, memorable character, who shows resilience in the face of extraordinary brutality and terror. It's best for mature readers who can bear an intense, horrifying story.

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