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Parent reviews for Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

Common Sense says

Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 9 reviews
Adult Written bytommysportsgirl April 9, 2008

A life-changing book!

Every American child should read this!! This is one of those books you can never forget- sad, moving, and heart-breaking!
Parent of a 2, 4, and 12 year old Written bymominashoe March 30, 2011
My son read this for his 6th grade Pre-Ap Language Arts class. He said he liked it just fine. I read some of it to him and it left me wanting to read the whole book. I did have to explain to him what a "sanitary belt" was, other than that we didn't have any concerns with the book.

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Parent of a 16 year old Written byannyonmousgirl October 11, 2009

Dare to explain?

this book will have you stashing kleenex in nearby spots, its a heart wrenching story of a chinese girl who was brought up believing that the loyalty of her family should be traded for the help of bettering the community and society. This book truly captures the struggle of a teenage girl in a communist government struggling to battle many inner demons and outer. It contains deaths, abuse, and other things that are looked down on in our society, but in hers, people simply look the other way. I truly believe if you read this book you will see, we as Americans are lucky.

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Violence & scariness
Educational Value
Adult Written bymusic724 January 15, 2009

Must read for everyone

this book was so GOOD! and it was really touching. The only thing that was kind of bad for children was when An Yi's grandma committed suicide
Adult Written bymsimmo9814 March 29, 2019

This is the worst book EVER Don't Waste you time

I think this book is trash more bad than a Sponge bob book

This title contains:

Violence & scariness