Parents' Guide to

The Love That Split the World

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Absorbing romance stars time-traveling smart girl.

Book Emily Henry Romance 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+


There was a moment when 2 of the characters nearly had sex, and the f-bomb was thrown out twice. Other than those things... It was quite interesting, and showed that the author put alot of research into making this book as realistic as possible. Some of the scientific explanations would go over the heads of 13 year olds, and some of the content would also be a bit much. (Language, and sex)

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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

This fantasy romance with multiple worlds and time travel is refreshingly grounded by the authentic voice of smart and strong Natalie, who at 18 seems to have everything going for her. But her struggles with the idea of fitting in, figuring out who she really is, and what her place in this world is make her a heroine teens will easily relate to.

The extra splash of fantasy and sci-fi might not stand up to the scrutiny of hard-core genre fans, but they add an intriguing element to a story that could, in less adept hands, easily bog down in standard-romance cliché. The First Nation stories told by Grandmother add a nice combination of whimsy and depth and encourage readers to think about why we need stories and why we think about them the way we do.

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