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Re: Age recommendations

Post by Cristal2408 » 30 Apr 2018, 15:37

dtb wrote:
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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.
I agree, and it definitely cannot be read in all contexts but around those ages is fairly appropriate.
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Post by melissy370 » 30 Apr 2018, 19:40

Because of the subject matter that is discussed, I would say this book is for young adults and up.

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Post by Cate Mbevi » 01 May 2018, 13:34

From 18 years of age would be appropriate as well as parents.

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Post by Kivey4693 » 02 May 2018, 17:55

I think this would be appropriate for an older YA audience, because it gives teenagers a chance to experience these serious topics through a novel rather than real life.

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Post by Emie Cuevas » 02 May 2018, 18:01

I think this shouldn't be read until you are about 15 years old! That is when the issues raised in this book start to become apparent.
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Post by Erick Bixen » 03 May 2018, 02:47

I would recommend this book to teens since they will learn their roles in the family.

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Post by Erick Bixen » 03 May 2018, 02:50

Supergirl1 wrote:
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I think this book is appropriate for teenagers and young adults.
I equally think that this is the appropriate age bracket.

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Post by Erick Bixen » 03 May 2018, 02:52

I think that teens will find this book appropriate since they are the most likely to encounter challenges that Natalie is encountering in this story.

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Post by RR Wildstone » 03 May 2018, 04:54

I think this book is suitable for young adults and/or teenager 15+. It's kind of difficult to determined the proper age group, because the main character is a teenager, but the story required reader's discretion due to abusive scene. Perhaps for early teenager (under 15) required parental guidance or supervision in order to read this book.

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Post by Cenk » 03 May 2018, 07:27

It depends. Girls mature into adolescence earlier than boys. On the other hand, this is not a book written for sexual coaching. This is fiction and the impact it does depends on the sexual knowledge of the reader. Books are not like movies, they require the reader to imagine what is going on and reports the characters' thoughts and feelings, which, movies don't. A too young reader might be puzzled because he/she has no experience about the events described in the book. But in the meantime, when sexual emotions develop, he/she might get into understanding them.

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Post by Delioness » 03 May 2018, 19:14

I'll recommend this book to teenagers and young adults, basically because they would find it quite easy to sideline themselves with Natalie's woes and successes.

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Post by Palfree » 04 May 2018, 17:20

Because of the mature subject matter, I would recommend the book for high school students or adults.

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Post by Snowflake » 04 May 2018, 20:06

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 think you're right - this is definitely for the more mature teens and young adults. With teens, it would be good to ensure they are able to discuss the themes with someone mature either while they are reading the book or afterwards.
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Post by Emilyflint » 06 May 2018, 14:51

I couldn't imagine anyone younger than teens reading this book. I would even say 15 or older.

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Post by FilmStar » 06 May 2018, 15:11

I feel like I would give it a PG-13 rating as there was sexual content and violence but I think teenagers should be able to handle it.

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