The Silent Boy

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

A period slice-of-life book.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 10+

It really depends on your kid

I can’t really give an age rating, I read this in fourth grade then 6th, in 4th grade I didn’t understand the endings. It’s a good book but it talks about a boy drowning kittens. Also towards the end Katy sees two people kissing in the hay and it says the girl’s apron is off and her blouse is untucked, this gives me some hints. Later the girl gives birth. So um...

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Educational value
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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 9+


Great insight on the workings of crippled minds, but disturbing. Kittens and baby are drowned by 'The Silent Boy.'

This title has:

Too much violence

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