Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
Requiem Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 14+

Gripping finale is good but leaves readers wanting more.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Not the best conclusion

Requiem wasn’t anything special, but it kept me hooked and I enjoyed both Hana and Lean’s perspectives. The thing holding it back from a solid four star rating was the inconclusive ending. None of the characters get good closure, and it seems like Lauren Oliver just threw in a line about not needing to know what happens and called it a day. There was also a lot of swearing, as well as descriptive scenes of death and violence. Over all great book, bad conclusion.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a book
    Book Characters
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate