Parents' Guide to

Peace, Love and Baby Ducks

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Realistic portrayal of sisterly love keeps story afloat.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+
I gave this book a 3/5 stars because it was talking to much about drugs and was kind of not appropriate because my daughter read it and she was showing me stuff i was hoping her not to for a 10 year old.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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The relationship at the center of this book is well-drawn. Readers will easily relate to Carly, who wants to support and protect her little sister -- but is still jealous of the attention she gets (from their parents, her friends, and later from her crush).

The symbolism can be a bit over-the-top at times (consider the accidental drowning death of the misfit baby duckling the girls adopt, for example). In the end, however, the realistically flawed main characters -- and their struggle to love one another -- will win readers over.

Book Details

  • Author: Lauren Myracle
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: May 14, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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