Violence and Sex Scenes: The Truth
ACOMAF is a book that really searches deep down and talks about some things that we don't see a lot of, and that a lot of people around the world suffer with on the inside. PTSD and depression. Now, I recommend this for mature teens because if you can't handle some of these scenes, then they can come out as "inappropriate" or "frightening" if not read with meaning. Even though this is fantasy, it really changed my perspective on a lot of things. Yes, there is violence. This is something we see in movies all the time, so quite frankly, I don't know why so many people are saying that this stuff is too inappropriate. We aren't watching this on a screen, so we all picture scenes in a book differently. Another thing is the sex content in this book. This is a fantasy romance, so you can definitely expect some things to happen. What I did was when I saw that there was a scene coming on, I would skip ahead to the point where it stopped and just kept reading. Scenes like these are most likely not going to give out any important information that we need to know in the future while reading. Again, this gets a lot of feedback from teens and parents, and I believe it depends on your comfort level. I haven't read the scenes (but I did kind of have to skim through it so I could see where they ended), but the concept is the same. Read at your own risk. Again, it's not like we're SEEING what is happening, it is just visualization. I'm not trying to blame parents and other teens about their opinions, that's what they think, but I think it is important to put out there that it's pretty easy to skip over a scene and be done with it. No big deal. For the parents out there that don't think they can trust their kids to take the initiative and skip over violent scenes or sex scenes, then that kid shouldn't be reading a mature book.
I definitely would rate this 6 stars if I could! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness