Kid reviews for Ship Breaker

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Common Sense says

age 13+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

age 12+

SHIP BREAKER has none of the usual dystopian cliches

After reading this book a few years ago, I gave it another go and discovered I still do love the tight plotting and fantastic worldbuilding! I even gave it to my 11 yo (advanced) sister to read and she loved it. Book, that's the highest compliment you can get.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

Not for kids

I read this at ten for a book club. Deffinately not for kids. There’s a desc of a dude getting ripped to shreds in some geers. Loads of swearing. It’s good, but not for kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Love It. But some minor issues

I LOVED THIS BOOK. Personally, i like things with violence, but if you/your kid doesn't like somebody brutally being murdered, or selling body parts, drinking (deals with a drunk abusive father) or minor swearing (damn, a**, hell, sh*t) then the book isn't for you. The book has GREAT messages, role model(s), and is also v. educational. Dealing with tough decisions, learning about kids around the world, or what might become of them. Honestly, one of the best books I've read. totally deserved the Printz Award and the National Book Finalist award. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it as much as i did.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Really Good Book, but Too much Cursing, Drinking, Violence

This is a really adequate book. Not great, but very good. The cussing is WAY for teens, being there about 50 dam-s, sh--s, he--, bast---d, and such. The violence is harsh, but still, a very good book. Can't wait for the second one. A lot of drinking aslo.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC.

Ship Breaker had me hooked from the very first chapter right up until the final sentence, where I finally decided was the only appropriate moment to release my breath. That said, I can easily state that this book was one of the most dangerously thrilling, gripping, and profound stories I had read in all my years of reading adventure and dystopian novels.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models