The Eye of Minds: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 1

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Blood and gore from the first page

I am very disappointed in this book. My son read The Mazerunner and other books by this author and they were fine. There is graphic violence from the beginning of the novel about tearing flesh and dismembering and self harm and suicide, and it continues throughout the book. It was so bad my son said he couldn't read it because it was making him sick. As an English teacher, I am saddened that in a society that celebrates violence in video games, media, movies, and music, our kids can't escape it in books.

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