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The Last Star: The 5th Wave, Book 3
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Based on 3 parent reviews
December 27, 2016
Great book for teenagers
It's extremely engaging and interesting to read. All violence and sexual material is essential to the plot. The sexual material is very minimal and I found that it made the story more interesting because it added so many twists. I would recommend this book to anyone in the 13-14 range. Also I would say that make sure your child is mature enough to handle the violence in this book.
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August 28, 2016
Lots of violence but a positive overall message
I found the last novel a bit disappointing personally because I saw the ending coming back in book two, however I think that teenagers will find it far more interesting. There is some kissing and one of the characters ends up pregnant, but the scene where this happens was so vague I had to go back and re-read because I was confused as to when this had happened. It is as violent as the last two books and not suitable for sensitive youth. However if a teen was able to read books one and two, this one should not be a problem. Comparing this book to other science fiction dystonia such as the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Matched I think that it is much darker. The ultimate story is about what it means to be human and what we are doing to our planet rather than an in depth look at authority. It does not have as much of a happy, satisfying ending as some of the others but remains a lot more ambiguous. Still, for fans of Maze Runner or Lord of the Flies, this may be a good choice.
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July 26, 2016
A testament of our culture
The book series has a lot of cussing, sexual scenes, violence, and gore. The violence is central to the theme of the story. However it's pathetic, the story would be fine on its own without all the foul language, and sexual content. They blaspheme God so much, it's disgusting. They use "g" "d" so much that it makes my stomach turn. The last book in this series the worst of the three at berating God. If you are a Christian, this series is not for you. We were brainwashed in school to think censorship is wrong (that marking through bad words is actually wrong- how stupid is that?), but never question what editors do and what "quality" publishers require. They do the reverse of censorship, purposely putting in junk that defiles our minds.