The Killing Woods

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 17+

Boring, introspective

This book tells the story from two people's point of view. It is distracting and confusing, and there is so many minute descriptions of how they feel that you lost patience. Unable to endure all the long-drawn out introspection of two seemingly dysfunctional teens.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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