All member reviews for The Meaning of Maggie

Common Sense Media says

Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.

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age 12+
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Adult Written bychademe94 June 12, 2014

Surprised CommonSenseMedia said this was ok for 9 yr olds.

I haven't actually read this book, but my daughter started it and pointed out a few things that made us decide it wasn't appropriate for her. It may not sound like much to some people, but for my very sheltered 10 yr. old daughter she didn't know what they were talking about when the 11 year old says her sister (who is boy crazy) and her boyfriend were on the couch sleeping together. The 11-year-old thought they were having sex on the couch, but they weren't. The 11 year old also mentions making cocktails and using the bad stuff. This isn't the stuff a normal 11 year old should be dealing with, and not something I want my daughter reading about.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old October 7, 2014

Oh my gosh, best book ever!

This is an amazing book for tweens. It mad me laugh and cry. It was an intense story though, in an emotional way, and one of Maggie's sisters is found on the couch sleeping with a boy. This book was so good but not for anyone under ten or eleven.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex