Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 1

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Mature dystopian fantasy with polygamy, teen pregnancy.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 12+


Wither is one of my favorite books and I can read it over and over again. I actually read it 7 times and chances are there will be many more times. Honestly, I don’t know how Lauren DeStefano does it. Every time I read it, I can imagine exactly the same place and exactly the same characters. Her description and writing skills are so incredibly good, she just keeps you hooked. I think this is still the best book in the trilogy although the others were very good and powerful too. It’s this way of hers how she can actually let you live in the story. I love how the story grips you tight and doesn’t let you go. You never get tired of it.

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