The You I've Never Known

Book review by Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Moving LGBTQ tale tackles abuse, bullying, and homophobia.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

You Dont Have To Know Every You

This was such a disappointing suggestion for common sense media to make. They have let me down many times before, but so far this is the only place I have found for honest parent reviews. At least I hope they are being honest. I will trust and believe the parents reviews before I ever trust csm! Anyway.... There is no place on my bookshelf for a book with such language. A child 14+ has no reason to be reading about graphic sex! Why on earth would you want your child reading this trash, and why would you want your child reading such vulgar language? I can honestly say I cannot recommend this book! The filth people are writing is bad enough, but to let your child read the filth and let it swirl around their precious hearts and minds would be a travesty!

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