The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

Book review by Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Funny story of immigrant teen facing culture shock in U.S.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Juvenile readers deserve better reading materia than thisl!

Inappropriate material for juvenile readers! Nothing this book has to offer is worth subjecting a teen/preteen reader to. No need to desensitize them to bad, harmful choices and poor decision making. Life is too short and precious to waste on this book.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Mature themes not appropriate for middle school

This was assigned to my 8th grade son and seems inappropriate. Discussion of blow jobs, underage drinking, dozens of f—k, ass, sh— and so on. Every high school trope imaginable. The book was fine but too juvenile for high school readers character and plot development wise and too mature for middle school because of language, fun alcohol scenes and graphic sexual conversations.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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