Playground

Book review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+
I grabbed this on a whim for my school's library, but after skimming a few pages I set it aside and hadn't yet decided to put it out for students. Until today, home on a Snow Day. Couldn't put it down - riveting story, easy to read, and I heard my students' voices on every page. The language isn't anything most middle school kids haven't heard (or used) and the frustration Butterball feels about his family situation will resonate with most middle schoolers.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

  • Author: 50 Cent
  • Genre: Contemporary Fiction
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Razorbill
  • Publication date: November 1, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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