Watership Down

Book review by Mark Nichol, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Thinking person's bunny story will appeal to kids.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 45 reviews

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age 13+
Amazing book for teens but has rabbits being suffocated and having their ears ripped off but amazing book

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 14+

Don't Let the Bunnies Fool You

A younger child of, say, ten or eleven will not get a lot out of this book. While on the surface, Adams has wrote a book about adventures little bunny rabbits, there is so much more to be explored with an older eye. This is one of those novels where you have to stop and think, and more often than not, apply the situations Hazel and his band of bucks find themselves in to that of humans and what our reactions would be (in most cases, I doubt we would act any differently, honestly). The rabbits are more or less just a way to embellish the story to make it more interesting, and the rabbits' views offer an interesting point on humanity. The themes of this story are the search for home and what it takes to be a leader. Really, I'm surprised this book isn't more well known now-a-days.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

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