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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Extremely intense, gritty look at teen prostitutes.

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age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 16+

Tragic Beauty

This book has a lot of intense language and sex as well as abuse and addiction. It teaches teens how easy it is to get pulled into a life of prostitution and addiction. Giving them these tragic stories, that will be on their minds for the rest of their lives. now I much say its not for everyone . I would say it targets mature teens.
age 18+

Not appropriate for minors

It’s a book about prostitution. Tons of descriptive sex. I can’t believe schools have this awful book available for children.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (14 ):

The characters all seem a bit too archetypical (the gay farm boy, the rich girl who feels unloved by her mother) but because the stories are written in verse, the pages turn quickly. The details are gritty and gripping: Mature readers and Hopkins fans will likely be drawn in, but sensitive readers will find the raw material overwhelming and will likely need some parental guidance.

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