The Boy on the Porch

Book review by Blair Jackson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

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My son needed to read this for his Book Club. I like to read the books as well so I can ask him questions before he goes to help him have a real conversation about the book. I felt the book should be for a little older children. However, it was fine for my 9 yr old. We really talked about how a parent could leave their child on the door step of a stranger's home. Unfortunately, this has happened in my family and I was able to explain better why I have a cousins we don't know that well when I am so close to the other cousins. My Aunt left her children on a porch, but she never came back. They found her as adults and that's when we met. I have mixed feelings of sharing the ugliness of our world. Glad the school assigned this book.

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