|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|PAUSE: Know your child; some content|
may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that Perfect Ruin is the first installment of The Internment Chronicles series by Lauren DeStefano, author of The Chemical Garden Trilogy, and it will get kids thinking about some of society's big issues. Drugs and alcohol, as well as sophisticated ideas about human sexuality and mortality, are presented in the dystopian big-city-size world known as Internment. The central mystery is a murder, and the victim's violent death is relayed but not described in detail. Elsewhere blood is mentioned half a dozen times without detail or gore. Budding romance between betrothed couples is sweet and infrequent and never goes past kissing. Minor but emotionally significant characters die.