Tyrell

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 15+

As a future teacher

I read this book for one of my classes (I choose the book). We were reading about books related to poverty. I find this book a very interesting and drama filled books with lessons . People are commenting about parts of the book but you have to realize this is some peoples reality and there should be books out there for every person because we are all different and I guarantee someone is going to relate to this book. Keep in mind it has curse words, sex, and drugs so I would think it is more for high schoolers.
age 15+

Fliptop's Review of Tyrell...

When I read the first sentence of this book, it intrigued me to continue. This book I believe is very educational, because it talks about a differernt culture, and real life ituations. Sure the drugs and messages and role models are not appropriate or children under 15, but if you are a muture, intelligent human being, this book is worth the try...!

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educational value

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