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Re: Age recommendations

Post by elivia05 » 10 Jun 2018, 23:03

I feel that if this book were adapted into a movie it would be rated PG-13. Yes, it does have difficult subject matter, but teens do face these situations in the real world. I believe that it is probably best suited for mature young adults, but not for anyone under the age of 13.

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Post by Morgan Jones » 11 Jun 2018, 21:18

Late teens and above is the ideal age for the themes of alcoholism and abuse.
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Post by AWANDO OGUTU » 11 Jun 2018, 22:53

I think it suits young adults who are so obsessed with getting their freedom. It will help inform them on their life choices.

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Post by Zain A Blade » 14 Jun 2018, 14:38

I wouldn't recommend this book for children. Ideally, it should be read by teenagers age 13 and above.

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Post by AWANDO OGUTU » 14 Jun 2018, 22:11

I think it only mature to introduce the book to teenagers. They are highly likely to identify themselves with the issues discussed therein.

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Post by AWANDO OGUTU » 14 Jun 2018, 22:13

It would be premature to introduce the book to children of tender years even though they may find certain scenes in the book to be comical.

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Post by Amy+++ » Yesterday, 16:05

I think it depends on the child and the parent. If both have an open relationship already then the child should be able to read it and understand that what happens within the book is also happening around them today. So, in my opinion I think the 18 and older crowd should be able to read it. If parents try to hid this kind of thing from their kids then they are setting their children up for a rude awakening. Better to know about it now then later, because it is happening today.

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