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Parents' Guide to

Darius the Great Deserves Better

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Captivating tale of teen's first love, friendships, growth.

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This is a story for any teen who's ever felt "different," a story about what can happen when you find the confidence to step out and grab hold of your dreams. While still filled with warmth and humor, Darius the Great Deserves Better has a sharper edge than Darius the Great Is Not Okay, with more mature storylines about teen sex, homophobia, "toxic masculinity" in sports, and a transgender family member.

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