Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 11+

Are you kidding me?

The first thing my daughter told me when she finished this book was, ¨Are you kidding me?¨ My 11 yr old daughter LOVES this book. It is hands-down her favorite book ever. A while back, she told me,¨ It´s just not possible someone can write this good! It´s not possible!¨ So I decided to have my 13 yr old read this and this became her favorite book also. And I, of course, had to read it. My first thought when I finished it? Are you kidding me?

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Book Details

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