The Boy from the Basement

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 12+
I am 13 and can read and watch a lot of things, but while there is no disturbing images like guts on the floor or descriptive open heart surgury, it was kind of hard to get through just becasue the isolation that this child has just makes you so sad. This is a book I would give to kids who think that they are not treated right by their parents because they dont have the lastest iPod. The hardest thing for me to accept is that this kind of stuff happens all the time.
age 16+

Perfect for Adults and teens above 16.

I overall thought the book was a little boring. I also din't like how that in the book, The mother let her husband do these things! Thats not a good message. Women should stand up for their selfs!

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