Long Way Down

Book review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Gripping, unnerving story of teen boy contemplating revenge.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+
Violence to an extreme, Some big language - and a lot of parent reviews that I bet are from kids who just want to lower the rating for their folks. Choose Wisely

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

life

life is good

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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