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Post by Lundemelia » 24 Apr 2018, 15:53

Obviously there are some horrible issues presented in this book so due to the things that Natalie heroically struggles through, what ages would you recommend this book to?

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Post by Human314 » 25 Apr 2018, 11:33

I think it should be read by teenagers. In order to open a dialogue about alcoholism and the importance of the parent to child relationship.

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Post by holsam_87 » 26 Apr 2018, 00:11

I agree this would be more prevalent for teens to read. Children that are more mature might be able to handle this, but that's only if they can get through the detailed beatings.
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Post by stalliongirlke » 26 Apr 2018, 04:25

The age of 25 onwards is suitable in my opinion

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Post by Cristal2408 » 26 Apr 2018, 19:25

Human314 wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 11:33
I think it should be read by teenagers. In order to open a dialogue about alcoholism and the importance of the parent to child relationship.
I agree. The main character himself is a teenager which facilitates the understanding of the message in the book. It could be read in a literature class in high school so the context and themes like the wisdom of age can be better analyzed. I think it is still not appropriate for children (12 under), as it is the kind of book where the older the better.

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Post by Supergirl1 » 27 Apr 2018, 02:27

I think this book is appropriate for teenagers and young adults.

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Post by NRoach » 27 Apr 2018, 08:52

Teens and up, definitely. That said, which teens is probably up for debate; we all know that teens don't all mature at the same rate. Maybe 16+? It's hard to know.

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Post by Ana_Saints » 28 Apr 2018, 12:15

I think teenagers could read this book, for young teenagers are possibly encountering conflicts same as Natalie's.

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 28 Apr 2018, 23:42

I would recommend it to junior readers.

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 28 Apr 2018, 23:43

Richard Whitehead wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 23:42
I would recommend it to junior readers.
Yes, it can fit teenagers well.

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 28 Apr 2018, 23:43

Ana_Saints wrote:
28 Apr 2018, 12:15
I think teenagers could read this book, for young teenagers are possibly encountering conflicts same as Natalie's.
This book is definitely good for them.

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 28 Apr 2018, 23:45

Supergirl1 wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 02:27
I think this book is appropriate for teenagers and young adults.
This is the appropriate age bracket.

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Post by Mildred Tabitha » 29 Apr 2018, 00:23

I would recommend it to 20 year olds and above or those who are into the reading culture. This is because they are able to handle the issues discussed in this book and read with an open mind.

I wouldn't recommend it for those who have experienced some of the issues discussed because it might affect them but they can read if the have moved on from the past or are willing to do so.
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Post by dtb » 29 Apr 2018, 09:22

NRoach wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 08:52
Teens and up, definitely. That said, which teens is probably up for debate; we all know that teens don't all mature at the same rate. Maybe 16+? It's hard to know.
I was thinking 16 and older too, but I suppose it depends on the individual. Some teens might be ready for it earlier.

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Post by Alex Hughes » 29 Apr 2018, 11:36

I think it should be read by young adults. 20 and above.
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