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Violet in Bloom: A Flower Power Book

By Monica Mehta, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

My daughter is 8, and an advanced reader.

She brought this and another book by the same author home from the school library. She is reading them for an AR test. I leafed through the pages and decided it was not a book my daughter needs to be reading. The obsession with crushes on boys and adult men is weird. Being worried/joking about eating a whale/ blubber and transfat or the constant boobie talk was all very odd. I am all for talking about these things with my kids, but this book does add any value to my child's life or in conversions we would be having about these subjects. I am also a bit concerned about how younger children may read this for AR tests and start to believe what is in this book is factual. It's fiction for sure - especially if you have judeo-christian values. Young kids will read this a seed is planted that it's OK to do these thing. In part because of their development age and also because they are tested on it. This is going back to the library.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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There's a lot packed into the book, and the author has written it in a decidedly contemporary tween voice, which can be overly sweet with its liberal use of exclamation points and italics. Readers may find the diversity too forced and simplified -- none of the major problems the girls face are about their ethnicity, race, or the sexual preference of their parents. But the messages are very positive, and much about their elementary-school life is realistic.

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