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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Kevin, drunk with power, spins totally out of control
Violence & Scariness
Bertram the bully beats up on Kevin and others.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kevin tries to force a girl to like him, and gives her an unwanted kiss.
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One mild expletive, necessary to the story.
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Products & Purchases
Kevin and Josh wish up lots of products.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The entire story is a metaphor for drug addiction.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that among issues of power and wishes lurks a hidden metaphorical theme: The entire progress of the glasses' hold on Kevin exactly parallels the course of drug addiction and withdrawal.
Is It Any Good?
One of the most exciting, suspenseful, and enthralling adventures to come along in some time, and this makes a superb read-aloud. In addition, it provides the deep satisfaction of pushing an idea as far as it can go, and far beyond the boundaries of the usual story.
This author's imagination is not limited by normal boundaries. The first half of the book is very funny, but as things get further and further out of control, as the glasses and Kevin's mind begin to change the fundamental order of the universe, the consequences are sobering and breathtaking. It would be hard to imagine the child who could put this book down before the end.
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