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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A little to graphic for younger teens...

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls

By: Lynn Weingarten

Genre: YA Realistic Fiction

Pages: 325

Published: 2015

Read: September

4 out of 5

I loved the suspense and roller coaster ride of this story. It is well deserving of the Teens' Top Ten nominee. The characters were interesting and well written. Weingarten really touched on the feelings and actions teens will take when put in difficult situations and the drastic decisions they will make. For what I didn't like - the novel was very graphic with LOTS of sex, drug use and the swearing was excessive. This didn't necessarily bother me as a reader, however as a YA librarian and my knowledge that 13 and 14 year olds will be reading this book is scary to me. Teens are already reading books way beyond their content comfort level and especially with this being a Teens' Top Ten nominee I know too many younger teens will read this.  It is hard to market only to the older teens and young adults.  

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