Red Rising

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Incessant cruelty spoils action-packed sci-fi saga.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 10+

Rest In Peace Mr Holdridge

This is my absolute favorite book of my favorite series introduced to my by the one teacher that actually treated me with kindness. Ik it's not much but the fact that her give me food Cuz I was often hungry from not having much at home and would let me borrow these books he introduced me to this series when I was in school and it is something that will forever stick with me the story is diverse full of emotions and bonds and the meaning of diversity and importance of equality I owe my teacher at lea st this much please if you see this review read it...in honor of the one of the best teachers I ever had. It is an amazing book that in away is about also compassion and hope in lack of hope.

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age 17+

Good sci-fi premise, has a lot to be desired

Red rising shocked me when I read it, from the marriage age for girls being 14 to the caste system designating ‘Brown’ people as servants, ‘pink’ people as sex workers and sex slaves, I was not thrilled with this book. I would recommend that parents read this book before letting their children read it to made sure it’s not including anything you wouldn’t want them to see.

This title has:

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

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love science fiction and dystopian novels

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