Parents' Guide to

Unhooking the Moon

By Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fast-paced adventure of orphan siblings on quest in NYC.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+


I do believe in the power of reading at any cost; however,I allowed my 9 year old grand-daughter to choose this book when she was out of school for the Coronavirus. I started reading the book to her when we came across a few words she could not pronounce. I am thankful I started reading the book, as I would not have known the book is not appropriate for 9 year old. The book uses some very bad words, and describes behavior that should not be encouraged.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Although this fast-paced story isn't meant to be realistic, the idea of two modern-day kids looking for someone and not first consulting the Internet is hard to swallow. Rat's endless wacky capers and her way of assessing people as either angels or pedophiles will charm some readers, but others will find her almost magical ability to slip in and out of crazy situations too unbelievable and ultimately tiresome. Big brother Bob's readiness to believe her premonitions and follow her into situations he doesn't understand is often baffling. Still, the story's varied action and its cast of unusual characters will appeal to many readers.

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