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Parent of a 11 year old Written byMomInNJ March 16, 2011

Violence a little too realistic

This book has both implied and graphic violence, which doesn't add to the plotline or intrigue. Two children have been murdered in the local neighborhood, with one girl's boy described as having been found in a shallow marsh. Later in the story, a girl is assaulted with a first-person description of the feeling of fingers around her throat and air being crushed out of her lungs. What's worse is the incidental violence... one child's cherished pet parakeet is killed when a neighbor's cat breaks into the house... so the kids decide to mummify it by soaking it in brine. There's discussion of ritual sacrifices and how people used to cut off their own fingers. At the very end, the "hero" elderly Professor tells the children how his late wife was murdered by locals in a political uprising while on a charitable mission in a foreign country-- which adds nothing to the storyline except more horror. Maybe this book would be OK for older kids 14+, but not any younger. The violence is too realistic.
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Too much violence
Adult Written byDr.Pepper June 20, 2010
This is a very great book for children. The only problems are talk about a murder and implied swearing by a character.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Educator and Parent Written byLisa123swag456mom December 10, 2013

NOT GOOD

this was one that just was not a good book and etc.
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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educator and Parent of a 9 year old Written bydrjones February 11, 2011

good message, slow start

The book has a good message regarding how to treat your neighbors. Not much happens in the beginning, but about three quarters of the way through it gets interesting.
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Great messages
Parent of a 12 year old Written byjada11207 May 4, 2010

For older kid and up.

i love this book because its good and it is a mystery book for kids and you can find it interesting.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models