Parents' Guide to

Never Have I Ever

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Suspenseful sequel mixes mean girls and a murder mystery.

Book Sara Shepard Mystery 2011
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

good book

on for 11

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Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (4):

It may be formulaic, but the novel is fast-paced, and fans of these kinds of books will probably look forward to Book 3. Readers fond of series like Gossip Girl will find lots of other clique lit staples to fantasize about -- such as an awesome makeup artist coming over to do the girl's makeup before a school dance, or Emma's romantic secret swim with Ethan in a vacationing neighbor's pool. Some of this is truly suspenseful, such as when Emma gets trapped in a cave while searching for one of the Twitter Twins, who may have been hurt in a fall -- and then suddenly hears a "maniacal giggle." Not much gets resolved here, but Sutton, who narrates as a ghost, feels increasing remorse about her bad girl behavior.

Book Details

  • Author: Sara Shepard
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: August 2, 2011
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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