Kid reviews for The Girls I've Been

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Common Sense says

age 14+

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Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

age 14+

Go to your online library now!!!

The reason I rated it 14+ is for multiple reasons. Those reasons include heavy instances of graphic language(which is understandable, you bet I'd be swearing up a storm if I was a hostage in a bank robbery and was actually there during this), implying r*pe and physical ab*se. The last two are very heavy topics, and you do have to be mature to understand what happens. Again, it's implied. I love the MC and she has flaws and great parts of her personality like every human. Her relationship with Iris is adorable, and I like that Wes and she could still be friends. They say it has no educational value, but I believe it does. By any chance I am in a life-or-death situation, I'm using her con tactics. Highly recommend! Available at the Missouri Online Library and as an audiobook and ebook at Brevard County Library(FL). Trigger warning: Physical ab*se, violence, Implied r*pe

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 15+

Really Good, Some Triggering Subjects

This book really is great, one of my favourites actually, but it has a lot of triggering things in it. If you can read this book completely depends on you as an individual, but it definitely is not for young kids. ''The Girls I've Been'' is about overcoming the long-lasting effects of trauma, and as a result it talks about a lot of triggering things. (At the end of this review there is a list of some, in the last paragraph. Don't read it if you don't feel comfortable doing so!) It's really well written and I couldn't put it down! It's a long book, and I really love books like that. It does contain positive representation of LGBTQ+ characters (bisexual, WLW relationships), and it's really great the book is so inclusive! It's really educational for people who may not have grown up with that much representation of it in books! :D It does contain (very strong) swearing which is consistent throughout the book. However this is a teen+ book, so it shouldn't be much of a problem for most. There is a lot of violence in this book, and it's very gripping. However, if you don't like descriptions of wounds/blood, etc., then maybe consider giving this one a skip. Overall, if you are fine with reading about the above subjects, you can definitely consider reading this! Personally I really liked it and will probably read it all over again loads of times! HOWEVER there are some extra triggering subjects below this paragraph which may be too much for some people. If you don't want to see that list, you really don't have to. But if you do, it's there! :D ------------------------------------------- *TRIGGERING SUBJECTS* - - - - - - - - **Includes mentions of death, references to drugs, abortion, gaslighting, manipulation, assault (in lots of forms) and more. If you are considering reading this you NEED to check online whether or not these subjects will be triggering towards you/others. Even without any things I find particularly triggering for me, it still felt uncomfortable reading about it. Also, a LOT of these (manipulation, gaslighting, etc) take place in the main characters' childhoods, the majority of cases belonging to Nora's. It's a good book about overcoming the effects of these and I found it really touching. However it certainly is not for everyone.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

Good

I think this is good for young teens but not older than 16 as it hasn’t got the most intriguing plot so older teens may get bored with it

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 13+