The Face on the Milk Carton

Book review by Monica Wyatt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 18+

Good plot ruined by sexual content

I was excited for my 11 yr old daughter to read this book that she had checked out of her middle school library. It was highly recommended by classmates. I started reading through different chapters and realized this was totally unacceptable for my daughter. Our society accepts, promotes and glamorizes inappropriate sex, but then is perplexed by the consequences of it...ie, STD's, HPV, illegitimate children, teen pregnancies, marital affairs, etc. The thing that makes me most upset is that the story line was soooo good, but was ruined by the promotion of teen sex.

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Too much sex
age 12+

An addicting and thought provoking book...

This was the book that hooked me onto reading when I was barely 12. If my 6th grade librarian hadn't recommended this book I never would have become the avid reader I am today. The story makes you think, it makes you view life from a different perspective, and (at least for me) it made me realize how lucky I was to have my family. This is a great story for kids to read because it addresses some of the same issues they will be up against in no time but at the same time it is entertaining and it truly challenges them in their view of the world.

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