Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Vonnegut's time-travel classic makes strong anti-war case.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 11+

Why this book is a masterpiece

Other than some swearing and drinking, this book is a hidden masterpiece. Others may think that because it takes place in war times it’s bad and that children or pre teens shouldn’t read about it. But I honestly think it’s a great book, I read it when I was around 13 and other than an occasional cuss word or sex, (I would skip if your child doesn’t feel comfortable reading) I wouldn’t be fazed,

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Great messages
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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