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Re: Age appropriate?

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It should be over 15

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HeatherTasker wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 14:54

Whenever I'm in doubt about a book or movie I check it out first. If it's a little questionable, we have a conversation about it first. If it's out of bounds, I will give examples as to why and tell my son when might be a better time.
This is excellent advice. You can't (and shouldn't) keep your children away from the world, but you can certainly try to help them understand the things they are seeing, whether on TV, in books, or in real life.

These conversations should also help foster a relationship where the child feels comfortable going to parents to talk about tricky topics.

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The contents of this book should not be read by teenagers under 15. Even though they can readily buy/download the book to read it still doesn't justify providing the book to anyone below 15.
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One thing is for sure, our level of thinking differs greatly. For a teen below fifteen there's no way it wouldn't impact the teenagers life. No way. Also, if the person has been reading such books for years, they might be accustomed to it already but I'll still say it isn't appropriate for you her than, maybe seventeen. Yes.

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I definitely agree with those who leave the choice up to the parents. My parents voiced their opinions on the books that I read when I was younger and I'm grateful. I left books behinds that I didn't truly understand back then.

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I started reading Anne Rice around the age of 12. Most of my friends read sexual explicit books, and when we got our hands on a copy of The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, hardcore erotica, we all read it in turn. Sex was so taboo, but we had these feelings we had to deal with. Books like this started discussions and made us comfortable and open with each other. AND not one of us had sex at a young age.

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I understand it contains pretty graphic sex scenes so I wouldn't want my teenager to read this to be honest. I understand the interest of opposite sex is constantly growing at that age but I wouldn't want my kid to start revving his sex drive while reading, I'd like to think that reading would be at least one activity that is not overflowing with forced ideas of sexiness, twerking and doing it.

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Frankly, I believe those above the age of 12 (around puberty) should be well educated in mature topics or at least on their way to being educated. Reading a book that might have mature scenes is better than alternatives. I was always insanely bookish, I was reading before kindergarten and I've loved it ever since. I was reading books with more mature topics and graphic scenes, such as books by V.C. Andrews when I was ten, my parents never discouraged me from constantly reading. I think this book is fine for anyone at the reading level.

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I wonder if this book would be suitable for my kid sister - she is almost 14.

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It probably depends on the fifteen year old in question. There was a good amount of sexual content in this one, so it would depend. I probably would have loved it at fifteen.

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My daughter is 15 and she does not read books with explicit sex scenes. She has never even expressed interest in reading a book with them, and I'm ok with that!

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Snrains13 wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 19:45
Frankly, I believe those above the age of 12 (around puberty) should be well educated in mature topics or at least on their way to being educated. Reading a book that might have mature scenes is better than alternatives. I was always insanely bookish, I was reading before kindergarten and I've loved it ever since. I was reading books with more mature topics and graphic scenes, such as books by V.C. Andrews when I was ten, my parents never discouraged me from constantly reading. I think this book is fine for anyone at the reading level.
I agree with you here.. Teenagers start learning about sex around 12 to 13 years old and it would be more than ok for me personally if one of my kids had read this book, as long as they would know that it's fictional material.
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I think a parent should be the one to decide which book your child can read or cannot. There are books which have been published for 10year olds but I would never want my kid to read it even when she is 20.

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I think it should be for more mature readers. I understand that they will get it if they really want to, but the parent should decide if it is appropriate or not. One of my kids would be fine reading this at 15 but the other is less mature so I wouldn't recommend it.

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Things have changed since I was fifteen but like someone stated before, we cannot prevent a fifteen year old from reading this novel when there is immediate access.

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