Out of Darkness

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Introduces topic of anal sex

“Take her out back, we boys figured, then hand on the t***ies, put it in her cornbox, put it in her cornhole, grab a hold of that braid, rub that calico," page 39 A quick Google search will inform your kids that “cornhole” means anus.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Run Away!

Do not allow your child to read this book! It's NOT a Romeo/Juliet love affair about race division. This novel crosses some legal boundaries with the adult/child abuse and rape scenes. It is VERY detail, vivid, and graphic. It includes descriptive scenes of the main character being sexually abuse by her father. Years later, her pastor encourages her to marry her stepfather as a child. This book continues to get worse as it include graphic images of children violently harmed. Eventually, a bomb goes off at school and her little sister is killed- graphic descriptions of her body parts are all over. This novel is a canvas, showcasing child abuse. There isn't any healthy themes or solutions.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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