The 100: Book 1

Book review by Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Captivating tale about teens sent to recolonize Earth.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 18+

Details Ommitted - Read at Your Own Risk

*Fair Warning: Mild Spoilers* I read through part of this book, and was disappointed to find that the rating on this website was deficient, most especially when describing the sexual content in the book. While the official review does mention that 'teens engage in consensual sexual relationships', and that 'one teen ends up pregnant,' it neglects to disclose that the teenager who gets pregnant is, in fact, one of the main characters, Glass, and that the aforementioned consensual relationships are made into a major plot point. In addition to this: 1) One of the characters makes a comment about pornography 2) It is implied that two of the characters are being intimate while another character is sharing the apartment for the night 3) A female protagonist makes a sexual comment about another character (this actually happens several times) 4) A minor character attempts to rape one of the protagonists 5) One of the protagonists implies that he is a regular drug user Other than the attempted rape, and the pornography, all of the above behavior is portrayed as acceptable behavior: I fail to see how "The 100" earned a 4/5 on positive role models, and 3/5 on positive messages. I personally rate both as 0/5.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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