Two Can Keep a Secret

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

age 13+

Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 9+

Not very unique, but still Ok for kids aged 9-14. Around 12 years is perfect due to language and some scares.

Parents should know that this teen murder mystery isn’t really unique in a way, but it’s still fun,enjoyable, and has a great ending. There’s some violence that isn’t very strong/or terrifying. There’s a bloody dead body (with not too gory details), a gun pointed at someone, bullying and texts from strangers. Characters use profanity in some conversations, and sometimes kiss. They are also referred to make out, and there’s same sex and opposite sex relationships (all fine for kids - content is kept minimal.) There’s reference to YouTube, and Skype but there’s not much reference to what’s into the app. Characters sometimes drink, but don’t get drunk.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
age 10+

10 +

So good! A great read for children 10 and up, I read it with my 11 year old and we both loved it.

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love mysteries and thrillers

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