Not the End of the World

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Horrifyingly realistic portrayal of ark for teens.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

Not for light reading

While thought provoking, this might raise questions you are not ready to answer with younger children. Noah's family is hardly portrayed in a positive light. I found myself questioning many things. Readers need to have some developed critical thinking skills to be able to read and process the scenarios this book proposes. This does not simply expand the bible story we are familiar with... it turns it on its head and inside out in sometimes uncomfortable ways. I strongly recommend parents read this before or with their child to be able to discuss it in depth.

Book Details

  • Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Genre: Folklore
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperTempest
  • Publication date: January 4, 2006
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 17
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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