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Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.

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Adult Written byalposs April 9, 2008
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Important topics

If you are an advocate of free thinking, this book is great for you; otherwise, you're better off reading something safer. The concept of blind faith is examined closely, and Crutcher is careful to state that fundamentalists are in no way evil. Some important topics in this book are: death, faith, peer pressure, disabilities and censorship.
Teen, 13 years old Written byicanbeveryawesome December 15, 2013
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12
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half & half

I am 13, and I didn't think The Sledding Hill was appropriate. First off, the material was just over my head. Don't even make me mention the fact that it was disrespectful towards Christians/Catholics! Mentioning a Religion I get, but ghosts? I didn't even get what the whole after life thing was about. Plus, some religions don't believe in ghosts so, another reason why it's disrespectful towards religion. And it took like, 100 pages to get into. But the ending WAS really good.
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Adult Written byhunter85 November 24, 2011
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Review, good

The book was a good read. It really got into the issue of death of family and friends, dealing with it, and trying to do what you think is right. It does possess opposition to authority to the degree that students are expected to do what they are told and not encouraged to be free thinkers. The main character goes against these values of educators and religious leaders. The issue of censorship is the main focus after dealing with death of close ones.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byKISER.KINSEY_15 May 15, 2011
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coming from a 14 year old

good, but took about 80 pages to get into.
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