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Common Sense Media says

Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byNomacop January 1, 2013
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12
QUALITY
 

struck by lightning

Its a really good book thats unique and easy to get through.
What other families should know
Educational value
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byMiniStarNinjaKid January 5, 2013
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14
QUALITY
 

ready to go

I got this book for christmas from a friend who loves glee, we had talk about going to see the movie when it comes out. I read this book and I thought it was very dark, cynical, and emotional. still good, but dark. As an 8th grader, I'm on the brink of high school, scared, and small. It made me not so sure if i am ready for high school. This book showed the dark side of high school. There were hook-ups, swearing, and gays, but i guess that's what life has. I admit Carson was cruel to go and do all of this, but part of the message of the book was to never lose sight of the dream. Overall, good book.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written by8rebel24 December 28, 2012
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15
QUALITY
 

Older teens will love it!

A perfect, dark comedy told from the point of view of a sarcastic, cynical teenage boy. Chris Colfer amazes with this darkly funny story about a young man desperate to escape his small-minded home town. I don't know about you people, but I know how he feels. Perfect for older teens.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byTripFoot May 30, 2013
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Oh no not again...

Yet another poorly-written book gets 5 stars.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 6 year old Written byDuggarfarm December 21, 2012
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11
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awesome

What other families should know
Too much swearing