Meanwhile

Book review by Teen Librarian, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Quirky, inventive, and absorbing choose-your-own adventure.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 13+

Not healthy

As a mother and mental health professional I find this book disturbing. Almost immediately, the reader is plunged into a tale where the protagonist is forced to confront a myriad of choices that all revolve around the detonation of the Killitron 2000. This contraption will instantly kill everyone on earth except the main character. The fact that there is no blood (just lifeless bodies all around) does not sanitize the genocide . I admit the author has skill and the book is It is captivating but in a tortured way. I am baffled by the aloofness with which toxic ideas spread.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

Not healthy

As a mother and mental health professional I find this book disturbing. Almost immediately, the reader is plunged into a tale where the protagonist is forced to confront a myriad of choices that all revolve around the detonation of the Killitron 2000. This contraption will instantly kill everyone on earth except the main character. The fact that there is no blood (just lifeless bodies all around) does not sanitize the genocide . I admit the author has skill and the book is It is captivating but in a tortured way. I am baffled by the aloofness with which toxic ideas spread.

This title has:

Too much violence

Book Details

  • Author: Jason Shiga
  • Illustrator: Jason Shiga
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: March 1, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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