Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3

Book review by Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.

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age 14+

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age 10+

Smart girls save the day

My daughter and I are both huge fans of this series. She started reading them when she was 10. I love the clever characters, wonderfully absurd plots and strong female role models. The books do have age appropriate curiosity about bodies, but it is not rude. I am completely comfortable with my kids reading this series at 10 years old.

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Educational value
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Too much violence
age 18+

Innuendos increasing through the series

While the first book didn’t have anything too terrible, this series grows increasingly inappropriate. Sexual tension and curiousity, references to male anatomy, and so on. The fourth book isn’t on here, but *spoiler* in the end, the teen and her love interest decide to “live happily in sin for a good long time”. There are many instances of naked men described in the final books, too. Honestly, these books seem clearly adult-only to me. The story is entertaining and I don’t doubt many teens enjoy it.

This title has:

Too much sex

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