Wicked Lovely

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Modern fairy tale fascinates; some iffy content.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 17+

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I found this book at the thrift store along with the second in the series. The first book is just okay. While not graphic, there are a lot of negative things covered, which I would not recommend for younger teens. As the series progresses, the writing just becomes garbage. Not only is it boring, the main character is sexually trafficked by her brother to pay for his drugs. She is later sexually abused by a dark fairy king. Not a positive message. I would say that there are many far more engaging books and series for teens to read. Marr's writing style is not very noteworthy to begin with and her subject matter just makes this whole series forgettable.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

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