I purchased this box for my 12 year old granddaughter. The first box was great--she loved it, especially the books. I was very disappointed in the second box as we are a christian family and it came with a book that does not align with our religious beliefs regarding same sex attractions.
I would kindly recommend that you alert the customers regarding sexual book content, especially in consideration of this age group and the fact that previewing and censoring is not available prior purchasing or gifting. Or perhaps it would be best to just not include books that are not appropriate for everyone. I am sorry for the low rating as it is a well put together box, but it is no longer for us which the rating indicates.
Thanks for taking the time to leave this honest review. While we try to choose books every month that will suit all subscribers, we know that sometimes we can not please everyone. We do however offer a book replacement when we totally miss the mark. If you'd like to reach out personally via email, we'd be happy to replace the book with something that your granddaughter would enjoy more.
Thanks for supporting my daughter's small business, and we look forward to hearing from you shortly.
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It was a amazing little treat for my girls love that it came with multiples of items for them to share!!!
Shipped quickly such a great box ! Everything in the box was creatively put together and the books are amazing!
My 9 year old has a hard time finding appropriate books that match her interest but also her reading level. This box solves that problem! I love that I can feel comfortable letting her read these solo without me reviewing too much or reading with her. Also love that there are usually 2 books in a box, which is a great value, but also guarantees she will love at least one book so the box doesn’t end up feeling like a waste if one isn’t a hit. They also pick some awesome goodies and we’ve discovered some fun new places to shop small through the products! Jillian is very in tune with the tween audience and does a fantastic job with these boxes!
My daughter loved everything in this box. Perfect for a 10 year old avid reader. She couldn't wait to start reading the books.
My tween loves this box! It has a nice mix of products (stationary, self care, trinkets) and the books are perfect.
My daughter loved her box! All the items are great, everything was packaged beautifully, and it arrived sooner than expected. Absolutely no complaints!
Great first box!
Given as Christmas and Valentine's Day gifts, these were a huge hit with my great-nieces, ages 8 & 10. The items selected were on target for both of them and I could tell were chosen carefully to make the most bang. Thank you!
I have been so pleased with these boxes! Super fun items that are perfectly matched to the books. I like how they highlight different small businesses in each box also. Great idea!
I purchased this subscription for my 10 year old twin nieces. It was a wonderful surprise for them to get something in the mail, and they have just started to truly enjoy reading. I wanted to encourage them to continue and with them recently switching to home schooling because of Covid, having something special come in the mail was a great mood booster for them. They loved the books and had a blast with the extra tween products. Overall a great experience for them and I will definately keep this going for them.
My daughter loved it!
my 12 yr old loved everything about it
I purchased this subscription for my Granddaughter that lives far from me. She has received two boxes so far and loved each one, and the best part is that she thinks of me whenever she gets one.
Boxes are great. My 10 year old loves them. The books, however, seem a bit too simple for the age range. I’d love if we could choose vegan items, as many have had beeswax or honey in them. Everything is adorable, though, and daughter loves it even if it is on the easier side.
Over all I think it really intrests me and I want to keep on loving them and getting different things every time
Best Gift for her personality...
Presented as a gift to my 11-year-old niece, the beTWEEN the Bookends monthly subscription has proven its success. There is a regular arrival of positive feedback soon after delivery, and hearing her excitement about a number of the contents has provided not only satisfaction with accomplishing the purchase of a decent gift, but also joy that my niece knows her uncle loves her. Discussing the contents of each delivery has become quite the conversation starter as well. Thanks!
One of the absolute best gift ideas for young readers or for those who want to encourage the love of reading. These boxes have delightful lifestyle items and fun themes every month, with mini boxes and single purchase options as well. There’s something for everyone and the box builders clearly put a lot of time and effort into creating the whole effect! Love it and totally recommend!
Super cute box and well worth the money! I got a 3 month subscription for my daughter and I will most likely renew when it’s up.
I am not sure. I have yet to receive my order from December. I’m hoping we will get it soon. Only reason I rated it was because I had to in order to write a review. I’m hoping we get the package soon.
Thanks for taking the time to reach out. I am so sorry you are still waiting on your December box! Unfortunately the USPS has been experiencing significant delays. I will be checking into this order, and emailing you directly.
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We let the box warm up inside prior to opening. As soon as she tried to use the pen, the bulb broke and leaked everywhere. As a 13 year old, for the most part she enjoyed most of the items in the box. I’m not really sure how the books tied into a winter January box. The coding book should have come in Dec when there was the hour of code. Overall she enjoys receiving these.
Thanks so much for taking the time out to review our box! We are so sorry about the pen breaking, and have made a note to include a new one in your next shipment. As for the book choices, January's theme was "girl power" and we wanted to show in the books chosen that girls can do anything! What a great idea for the future to include coding books in December to coincide with the hour of code. If you ever have questions regarding future boxes, feel free to reach out directly at any time!
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Wonderful, two months now with a subscription for my 11 year old and I’ve also been picking up the young reader boxes for my seven-year-old, they love them!
This is a very high value box for a Tween. I gave my daughter a subscription because she was reading through the school and local library novels faster than they can buy new ones. She loves the items, and they make great small gifts to friends, and the books are going to make a great addition to the school library to share the love.
My granddaughter has yet to receive her book, I hope this is not an indication on how her future deliveries will be
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our box! Unfortunately the USPS has been experiencing significant delays out of our control. While we always ship our boxes the first week of every month, we just can't ensure a specific delivery date during these uncertain times. We do however keep a very close eye on tracking information, and would be happy to help out in any way we can! Please feel free to reach out directly with any more questions.
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Great product, great customer service, very cute.