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By Edward T. Sullivan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Does for werewolves what Twilight did for vampires.

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age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 17+


As a high school English teacher I was shocked, disappointed and actually horrified at the glamorization and romantization of inappropriate sexual behavior between these teenagers. What are you reviewers thinking about using the word "tastefully"? There is no such thing as tasteful sex between teenagers. Have we all lost our minds these days?

This title has:

Too much sex
3 people found this helpful.
age 17+

Mother of a 14, 11, 6 year old girls.

Brought these for my eldest, she loves the types of books I loved at a similar age, what I find hard is finding a 'safe to read book' I don't want my children reading sexual content. I thought I'd read first. The story is great, well written, although not the style of writing I like, some errors in occasional sentence structure. But it does bridge the gap between child adult relationships, it has violence and mention of child abuse. She does water it down almost enough for me to want to let my daughter have it now but the language is mild and the build up to the sexual experiences makes me hold back a little longer before hanging them over. This book should be for those of 17 and above by my standards, it does glorify the pressure to have sex based on raving teenager hormones. I'd definitely say it's a good little story, well written at most. So if you do get it hold onto it till they are a little older. It's worth a read when your sons and daughters are old enough. ☺️

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (72):

Elegantly written, Stiefvater's story offers a unique and interesting take on werewolf lore. Grace and Sam, the two protagonists, are mostly defined by their love for each other, but the author avoids brooding melodrama by injecting a fresh and playful sense of humor in their interactions. They have great chemistry. The characters are appealing, intelligent, and well-defined. Their willingness to use their intellects to deal with the challenges they face is refreshing.

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