Too dark and graphic for my kids now but a wonderful book for teens
This book was given to my children (age 9 and 10) as a gift. From reading the blurb I could tell the subject matter might be disturbing. I read it myself first and decided it is not appropriate for them to read now. It is much too upsetting and graphic for them at this age. It includes some really traumatic and violent events that happen to the main characters and their friends. The subject matter is serious, dark and disturbing in and of itself -- children needing to leave their family and their home because of the threat of death from local gangs, facing violence and risk of death at nearly every stage of their journey. My kids, who are very sensitive and empathic, would find this disturbing. For myself, I found the book beautifully written, moving and powerful. I will give it to them in a few years, when they are 13 or 14 or older and more able to handle the very difficult subject matter and graphic, disturbing events.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness