The It Girl

Book review by Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Same bad-girl 'tude in Gossip Girl spinoff.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 49 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Don't worry

It's a very suspending book that any teen would enjoy, sure parents are worried about the language but that doesn't mean your child will use it. My child hates reading, she only reads the series because she finds it funny and interesting (to tell you the truth so do I!) so for you worried parents, give this book a second chance.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Educational value
Great role models
age 11+

Great read for middle school (6th grade) and up

My 11-year-old sixth-grader and I have read and loved this. A lot of her peers are now venturing into young adult books, and they all realize that this is gulity pleasure fiction and not to be taken seriously. You should definitely read the whole series. A+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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