All member reviews for Recovery Road

About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

Find out more

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

Common Sense Media says

Gritty book about substance abuse is OK for mature teens.

Age(i)

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Quality(i)

 

Users say

(out of 4 reviews)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Teen, 15 years old Written byballetcorbyn May 21, 2011
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A great read, it has great morals along with characters
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old April 23, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old November 14, 2014
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Go down the road and see what you find

This is a book that shows you what it's like to be stuck in a sinkhole with no way out. A.Sexy B.violent C.language or D all of the above.......I pick D. If you want a book that will make you cry more then likely make you rethink a lot of stuff then READ it. -Hoped this helped
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 16 years old Written byoutragingviolet November 5, 2014
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
This story was so touching and I found myself instantly hooked on it. Yes, there are scenes that might be inappropriate for those 14 and younger such as drugs, drinking, swearing, sex scenes (including a near-rape) but despite all of these, it all leads to a positive message from the main character, Maddie, that can teach a few young adults and teens everywhere that you don't have to give up and if you put your mind to it, you can make it in the end. As a teen, I loved the book and I was waiting for a big surprise in the end but have to admit that the ending disappointed me. I just got my hopes up! In spite, however, the book really is fantastic and I do encourage you to let your teens read this if they'd like.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking