Parents' Guide to

The Darkness Outside Us

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Intense, far-future space voyage explores hope and truth.

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This far-future space voyage is gripping and intense. The Darkness Outside Us starts out slow with a lot of world and character building. But it picks up and keeps the pages turning as the story goes in unexpected directions. And at its heart it's a thoughtful exploration of hope, love, truth, and self-determination.

Main characters Ambrose and Kodiak are well developed and often surprising. Their romance is realistic, and teens will enjoy how their relationship deepens and matures along the way to a satisfying, touching ending.

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