The Goats

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Camp tale gives readers a lot to think about.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Amazing Book

This is one of the best books I've ever read! It's about Laura and Howie, two teenagers, who are stranded, naked, on an island. They don't even know each other! This is a really exciting book! I soo wish there was a sequel!! You should definitely read this book!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
not rated for age

Not appropriate.

My 10 year-old granddaughter read this! She loved it and recommended I read it. I was appalled at the language I found in this book. God did not put me on this Earth to stand by when my granddaughter reads dirty novels! It makes me sick to think that some parents nowadays actually value their child's happiness in place of keeping them away from fowl language! Children should not be allowed to read this book! Not only does this book make multiple crude references to that which God does not want me to speak of, but it portrays running away from summer camp as a good thing!

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