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Parents' Guide to

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

British humor infuses classic, complex space adventure.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 8+

Fantastic Book- 8 year old was too young for it though

Absolutely love the book as an adult; attempted to read to my 8 year old and after 5 nights we had to give up. Some elements are highly entertaining for him, while other chapters were just way over his head. Maybe try again when he's older
age 17+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (41 ):

Combining complex musings on life's purpose and society's structure, this witty, entertaining science fiction adventure is great for fans of snarky British humor. Parts of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will go over the heads of younger readers, but this pioneering classic is an introduction to the genre of British sci-fi humor. Despite the drinking and innuendo, the humor is intellectual and verbal rather than based on pratfalls and potty jokes. Still, there's lots of silliness opposite life-threatening moments.

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