Parents' Guide to

The Making of Dr. Truelove

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Coming-of-age tale filled with sex -- lessons too.

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+
Not good, no need to be describing sexual activities to teens.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (2):

Mature teens will be excited to read this hilarious story about Diego, his friend J, and their attempts to make Diego a super lover and superstar to win his girlfriend back. This coming-of-age tale features wild sexual escapades, designer duds, and outrageous situations. Parents may not enjoy the crude hip-hop teen language or the multiple sexual situations, they'll like the core message.

The story comes to a surprisingly sweet conclusion that gives parents and teens the opportunity to talk about positive romantic relationships, the importance of being comfortable with who you are, and setting boundaries. Derrik Barnes tells a funny, sweet, outrageous, sexy, and hip story while keeping his characters real, honest, and likable. And he includes key messages about the importance of communication, integrity, and respect for oneself and others.

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