Parents' Guide to

The It Chicks

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Wannabe stars are full of drama in series debut.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

I LOVE this book! Great for the whole family!!

Heck yeah i loved this book! I have read it tons of times. I think that it is appropriate for all ages. Everyone has going to found out about the "sexual content" in this book so why not now? I think this is a wonderful book for the whole family!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (4):

This series debut, about a group of mostly African-American teens at a New York City performing arts school, does have a fun premise. It has a lot of the familiar trappings -- backstabbing friends, closeted characters, absent parents, drugs, sex, fashion -- and enough lively dialogue to hook readers who like these never-ending soap opera sagas. At least these characters are good at something besides shopping, starving themselves, and gossip (though there's plenty of that here, too) -- they sweat on the dance floor, practice their drama dialogues, etc. Even the drugged-out, popular-but-hollow senior girl is presented as an enormous acting talent.

The big problem with this book -- and a lot of these clique lit series installments -- is that it spews too many story lines. Nothing is resolved here, and characters don't really show any growth. Fans may itch for the next volume, but they really won't have learned anything here.

Book Details

  • Author: Tia Williams
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Jump at the Sun
  • Publication date: April 1, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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