The Pearl Thief: Code Name Verity, Book 3

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Queenie's origin tale in less dark Code Name Verity prequel.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Should come with a warning label!

While I enjoyed this book, I won't be suggesting it for my daughter (12) until she's much older if ever. The book has great history and is very entertaining, but the fact that a "coming of age" story includes a young girl who kisses girls (yes, more than once), seduces an older man and then is almost raped by him, and ends with the young girl wondering if she'd be happier spending the rest of her life with the brother she just kissed or his sister makes me wonder if it was worth my time to read. This overshadowed the wonderful history and friendships within the story. I feel like commonsense should include more of a warning label here about the hints at it being OK to kiss the same gender!
age 14+

Intensely explores sexuality

Just a warning that this book explores sexuality and sexual violence in ways that I don't think are appropriate for younger readers.

This title has:

Too much sex

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love mystery and historical fiction

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