Parents' Guide to

The Walled City

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Gritty thriller shows cost of drug trade, human trafficking.

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The Walled City offers an intense plot with plenty of action, reversals, and insightful character development. Author Ryan Graudin does an excellent job of imagining a multi-level slum where danger can lurk around any corner. She also handles the subject of teenage sexual slavery with finesse and sensitivity.

The Walled City stumbles slightly is in the overheated prose that accompanies some of the more emotional scenes. Some of the strained metaphors could have been eliminated to streamline a novel that's already slightly too long for the story it tells.

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