Book review by Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Heartfelt look at drinking's impact on families.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 60 reviews

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age 11+

Good read.

Something teens and mature tweens should read.

This title has:

Educational value
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age 11+

Perfect read for age 11 (6th grade) and up

Lush is a touching novel about a teenage girl who struggles with an alcoholic father. There is nothing sinful or explicit in this novel, and if you are at least eleven and in middle school, this is age appropiate.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

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    age 15+
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    age 15+

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