The Tiger Rising

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

age 11+

Grieving tweens try to free tiger in bleak Southern tale.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 9+
My child read this when they were 8, it's ok for most ages, but it's a bit sad.
age 11+

Sad, scary, provoking all the wrong discussion

Who writes books like this for kids? It is scary and depressing. The fathers in the book either beat the kids or don’t let them grieve a mother who is dead. One dad cheats on the mom- everyone has guns. This books is about pushing the envelope for kids- they don’t need extra reasons to be sad. There is bullying and the loss of the main character at the end is so cruel for kids. With all Of the school shootings do we really need another character to be shot to death? No thank you. Why would anyone do this to a child? Her books are always full of truly horrible Moments but most are educational- this one is exploitation

This title has:

Too much violence

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love stories about animals and families

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