The Promised Neverland

Title: The Promised Neverland

Author: Kaiu Shirai (story), Posuka Demizu (art)

Published: 2016

Genres: Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Verdict: High school and up. Dark themes and cat and mouse drama may not interest middle schoolers.

Summary

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.

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Content

Inappropriate Language: None present.

Violence and Gore: Children are killed for food by stabbing them through the heart with flowers. The dead children are them placed in jars to prepare them to be eaten.

Sex and Nudity: The dead children are stripped naked before being placed in jars, no details are shown.

Drugs and Alcohol: Imagery of children in a wine glass.

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