The Girl from the Well

Book review by Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 9+


I'm pretty sure that this book is fine had a check through. No language apart from crap damn. Extremely mild. Good book for children who want a horror book but can't get one because their inappropriate. No Gore. Just don't let your child read this at night.

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age 11+


My son loved this book I looked inside and nothing to over the top for children a bit of blood recommend to parents who have kids aged 11+.

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