Kid reviews for The Silent Boy

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Common Sense says

age 9+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 10 reviews

age 13+

Sweet story, up until the end

I enjoyed this book for the most part, you typical 'coming-of-age' type tale with sweet characters. Nothing drastic had happened, until maybe 30 pages from the end. BAM! Suddenly this children's story went from G to PG-13, unplanned pregnancies, attempted murder, it was a lot to take in! In another setting, this could have been a bit easier to swallow but for a story that was as child friendly as it was that far, it was a tad upsetting to see everything happen as it did.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 10+

Thought provoking and well written

Defiantly for the more mature readers. If you have kids who are fans of her other books, sci-fi this is not. Real world problems and bits of history mixed in.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 11+

The Silent Boy- Took Me To Another Place

Another one of Lowry's most fantastic pieces. A very moving story of a boy and his life with others. I would only recommend this for VERY mature children who can handle a lot of emotion and understand complex feeling and plots. If the child you're looking for to read this has these qualities, and loves a good read, then I'm positive they will like it. Very dark, tragic story of loss and death.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

Good for older kids but not for tweens.

I thought The Silent Boy was a pretty good book except that it sort of left me hanging at the end. Plus it was really sad at the end and I think that the ending was really bad, otherwise it was a pretty good book, but it's not on my MUST READ list.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 10+
I thought the book was sad. There were questions that were unanswered and thats kind of annoying. The Silen boy was a little too slow moving for me. It was only exciting at th end.
age 7+
age 9+

Hmmmmmm

This book, THE SILENT BOY, was a sad but pleasing novel. Although I read it over a period of two weeks,(research project going on), I enjoyed it. The sad part though was that it really didn't have a good ending. It left a lot of my questions unanswered, and my mind unsatisfyed. I think perhaps this novel is something you should read, but I'm not saying it's fantasic. I'd much rather read THE GIVER over this, and THE SILENT BOY is not on my own, personal, MUST read list.
not rated for age

It was all right!

I think this book was all right. I am 13 and like reading alot. I enjoy lots of great books but this book "the silent boy" was not on my great list. I rated this book 2 out of a possible 5. I recomend this book to 10 year olds.
not rated for age

pleasing

it was great
not rated for age