The Third Twin

Book review by Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Gripping thriller skimps on character development.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 17+

Rating said ages 12+??!!!

I bought it for my 12 year old daughter. I should have read through it first. I’ve always agreed with the age limits suggested on movies and books. I take full responsibility for this mistake. She made it through chapter five before she turned it over to me. I cringe to type that. She said it wasn’t appropriate for her. As I flipped through chapter one, it details an attempted rape. Not for my family. Lesson learned

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 16+

Not good for kids

The opening scene in this book is attempted rape. The words used in this book would make it R-Rated if it were a movie. Read the summary of each section on common sense media (viloence, sex, language) before you let your child read this book so you know what they will be exposed to. In my opinion, it is inappropriate for any kids under 17. I am very disappointed that this publisher (Random House Childrens Books) published this as a book aimed at children. This book is being sent to elementary school libraries. Take the time to write the publisher and let them know this is inappropriate!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Book Details

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For kids who love mysteries and thrillers

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