|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 The Sun Also Rises, which was first published in 1926, is one of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's greatest literary achievements. Hemingway's unique voice -- his economy of language, his manly ideals, his tangible appreciation for the simplicity of warm sands or a cool drink, or a soft bed -- are peerless. Readers may be put off by Hemingway's portrayal of women -- Brett comes off as a heartless tease at best -- but that also makes for some really spirited discussion in English class. It's also important to note that Hemingway's writing is deceptively simple; though pre-teens might be ready to take this book in on some level, most would need guidance to navigate the destructive relationships in this book, the excessive consumption of alcohol, and the issues surrounding Jake's inner turmoil.