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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Is It Any Good?

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Fans of author Ellen Hopkins' other free-verse books will find an interesting and familiar mix of topical issues, mature material, and a troubled teen protagonist here. Like her other books, this one is thick at nearly 600 pages, but teens will move quickly through Matt's journey.

At some points, readers may feel that Rumble is more about the issues than the storyline, such as when Matt gets involved in the fight to stop a book's censorship -- something Hopkins herself is very passionate about. But, in the end, readers are likely to enjoy debating many of the big issues here, especially Matt's anti-religion position.

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