Parents' Guide to

The Weight of Blood

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Clever retelling of Stephen King's "Carrie."

young Black woman in tiara with blood running down her face

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Fantastic and timely message about racism today

No explicit sex scenes, mention that some have had sex. Mention of desire. Some details about kissing.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1 ):

This is a clever, though occasionally clumsy, retelling of a classic. Many of the scenes in The Weight of Blood are immediately recognizable from Stephen King's classic 1972 novel Carrie. This is both a weakness and a strength. For readers who have read Carrie or seen the movie, there's little suspense and some events feel like in-jokes that don't always land. For readers new to this story, the horror is well executed and the social commentary is deftly incorporated in the energetic, intriguing voice that's made this author so popular.

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