Stranger Than Fanfiction

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Sloppy narration mars moving, funny, profane road trip tale.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 14+

People are just never satisfied .

"A major eye opener" is what I use to describe anything Chris Colfer writes. Critics attack a YA book for not appealing to them, not realizing that it's not about them. Parents don't need to be keeping their children from books like this. Does anyone realize how risky it was for Colfer to expose fame and Hollywood this way? This man has used his platform, yet again, to spread awareness! The characters are labeled "cliche", but in all honesty? I've never read a book in which every character had traits or problems that kids today can relate to. I mean, I wouldn't be able to write a bio of each character either, if I didn't want my book to be as long as the entire "Harry Potter" series. No matter how uptight you are, this man deserves credit, because as an 18 year old, going into my first year of college, I needed this book, and so did the millions of young fans. Also, your kids probably swear ten times as much as the characters in this book. Well done, Chris Colfer.

This title has:

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For kids who love friendship and adventure stories

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