The Sun Is Also a Star

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 64 reviews

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age 14+

Smart characters in the real world

I love the complexity of the world these kids live in and the way the vignettes about side characters show all the ways little decisions can have big impacts on people's lives. The main characters are very smart and believable. While it is a love story, it doesn't have a quintessential happily-ever-after ending, which I think is realistic to the world that is portrayed. The make-out scene may be too much for young teens. The cussing is believable for two teens talking to each other, but again, may not be appropriate for middle schoolers.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 17+

Not for young readers

Great story but the foul language and make out scenes are too much for kids.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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