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Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Realistic, moving story of finding courage to be yourself.

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age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 11+

A word of caution

While I did enjoy reading this book with its quick pace and exciting momentum, a word of caution. This book is not for elementary aged kids. With words such as "succubae" and talk of homemade bombs, and blowing up cat entrails, as well as some wording that makes you cringe, this book is geared towards an older child, definately middle school aged and those that can handle the reading of such material.
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