The Program, Book 1

Book review by Joe Applegate, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 14+

A great book

I think that it does have a hard topic but kids that are 12 already know the topic. It has a great message about helping others. I will read the next one. Sex is mentioned in the story but not described.

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age 14+

Great Book!

This book is a great book and I read it through to see if it was suitable for my kids when one was 12 and the other was 13. I felt it was a bit risky because it is about a touchy subject, but I let them try it anyways. They were both able to read through it, but my son, 13, didn't bother looking at the second book while my daughter, 12, fell in love wit the series. This book is definitely for kids that are more mature because it does include some inappropriate parts and wouldn't suggest it to any student in seventh, but maybe 8th grade.

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For kids who love science fiction and dystopian stories

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