The 57 Bus

Book review by Rachel Sarah, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

True story of teens' fateful encounter and its aftermath.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 12+

Powerful

This books make people think. Students often get the message that just because something happened, doesn’t mean we are to talk about it. A true story of an event that actually happened is a great way to start a dialogue.
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age 14+

Amazing book

I would highly recommend this book to any high school level reader (or kid with high school level of maturity). The book provides incredible insight into the lives of kids that many of us may not otherwise learn about. Learn what it's like to grow up in neighborhoods rife with gangs and violence -- and see that these kids are human beings doing the best they can. Learn about people that don't identify as one gender or the other. And see that all these people have hopes, dreams, and feelings just like the rest of us. And learn about the flaws in the criminal justice system and efforts to make it better. Such a fascinating, informative, well-written book. Everyone should read this.

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