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age 13+

Fascinating social sci-fi

Relationships matter more here than Asimov's works, and female characters are prominent. I suggested this to our 12-year-old son primarily because the author's work all across the board is so phenomenal and this is such food for thought. Parents should know that the sexual content here is the main character's mention of "wanting to do it with everybody" and wondering whether something's wrong with her and a second mention by a secondary character saying that she "did it" with other people while dating someone, and that's it. This can certainly be the trigger for a discussion about promiscuity - because we plan to discuss the book - or, it may go completely over my 12-year-old's head. Regardless, he is not allowed to read The Hunger Games, which I found shockingly, despicably violent. In comparison this is a tame and beautifully written book with so much food for thought that the sexual references are worth it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models