Kid 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
Kid, 10 years old July 19, 2014

Really awesome

I think this is an emotional book and I like how it is actually REAL, and it makes everything clear about the Cultural Revolution. I read this book when my mom bought it when I was nine and I'm Chinese so my grandma told MY mom that the Cultural Revolution took most things wrong. I think this book explains that. Also to parents, I have no idea why people think this is for ages 12+. I understood it perfectly fine when I was 9 years old. The only thing bad about this book was that I think the ending was huge cliffhanger, although it did explain a little at the epilogue.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byhotfertea February 16, 2009

I got bored

This book is very boring. I do feel pity for her life and what happened but she makes it sound so boring. If you have no life or friends or awareness of whats fun, then read this book. For those of you in touch with reality, don't read it, it's very boring and the name Grandpa Hong made me crack up. By the way, Ji-Li Jiang has very bad grammar.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

The most capturing book i have ever read!!!

this is the first book i have read completly with deep understanding. i am 12 years old and this book taught me a lesson don't abuse your powers of what you have. be happy of what you have and the freedom we have in this country because in the country in this book has no freedom and you relize people have much less thhan you!!! I sugjest you read this me!!!
Kid, 12 years old June 17, 2010

Great book

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Teen, 14 years old Written byLaAnDfAbItY April 9, 2008

I cried

It was horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!^_*
Kid, 12 years old March 23, 2011

Terrible for anyone

This book is terrible! I can't believe some1 actually published this!!! If I had a choice I would never have read it. It could've been an okay book if someone she weren't soooooo boring and if the author actually wrote it, i felt as tho the author was just throwing things in there instead of piecing it all together. One of the worst books I've ever read.
Teen, 13 years old Written bydancingdivaz May 13, 2010


It's horrible. I feel bad for Ji-li and all...... but the way she describes it, uhmm -BORINNGGGG!!!!!! It's like, THE WORST BOOK EVER.
Kid, 12 years old November 26, 2009

ages 14+

i am reading this book at school and im 12 years old, we have to read it but i dont understand a thing !

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Educational Value
Kid, 12 years old August 17, 2010

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