Otherworld, Book 1

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Virtual reality thriller has old theme but fun, twisty plot.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

language alert

This was a required summer reading choice for my 2 high school sons. I decided to read the book prior to gauge appropriateness, and had to stop just into the 3rd chapter. By page 40, there had already been 16 cuss words, references to a girl being called a sl--, who--, and a classmate whose gmail password was blowj--. I stopped at this point, as there are still 310 pages left to go, and I am uncomfortable with my 14 & 16 yr old being subject to reading this. ( I know they are exposed to this lanuage already at school, but enough is enough----they shouldn't have to read it too!)

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 11+

Touching and interesting book that captured even my attention!!!

My child who is not an avid reader read this book and was very happy with the content. I thought it would be too gruesome and inappropriate for my child but actually it was not. Unlike what I previously thought it was a great read. I was similar to Ender's Game in a sense but also similar to the Odyssey . In my opinion most kids over the age of 11 should be able to read such an inspiring book.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

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