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Parent Written byLoobyLou December 29, 2013

thrilling ride but approach with care.....

My 'older reading' 11 year old was given this for his birthday and is racing through it. I read some pages with him and was concerned about the content and found the review above really helpful. I was definitely warn off any parents/sensitive children but am trusting my son to ask me questions if he is worried by the main theme - the human race being wiped out in waves by aliens - or the details - the fractured family and life/death scenarios. In some ways I guess the book is no more gory than horrible histories - and that really happened!
What other families should know
Too much violence