Why We Broke Up

Book review by Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Moving, inventive story of first love and painful breakup.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 13+

It’s a good book and u should read it 12+

I loved this book my daughter is 13 and she ordered this book online and came over to show me it it’s such a unique book I love how different it is it has pictures of items and each item has a back story it has some swearing yes but that’s pretty much it after I read some of the reviews honestly they are extremely exaggerating the sex part is barely even discussed and when I read the book I barely even noticed it’s such a good book honestly and I give it 10/10 and for the age rating I’ll give it a 12+ just because I don’t think anyone under 12 would really understand/enjoy this type of book but honestly if u haven’t read it yet u should it’s super good #proudmama

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age 18+

INAPPROPRIATE, DISGUSTING.

Inappropriate. Musings of underage teenager sex. Frequent swearing & underage drinking.

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

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love love stories

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