Beautiful. An incredible ride for adults and older teens
This is an amazing work of literature that EVERYONE should read. At some point in their lived. It definitely has some questionable stuff (I.e. someone shoving a child of a building, beheadings, rape, abuse). George R. R. Martin does a fantastic job of creating 3D characters, which means they have their strengths and goodness, but they also have their flaws and evil. For example, Viseris (*cringes*) abuses his little sister Daenerys and insults the Dothraki, but he only wants to be king and it corrupts him. Another is Sansa, who is loving and sweet and wants everything to be like the songs, which causes her to hurt her sister, Arya, and trust Joffery and the Queen to easily (SPOILIER: who end up beheading her father. SPOILER OVER). This book can be quite violent: beheadings, war, rape, abusive family members, abusive mentors, and evil Others who kill whole villages. There is also some sex (Dany and her husband has sex, which results in pregnancy, Joffery talks of impregnating Sansa when she becomes fertile, an affair between twins). Despite all the sex and violence, there are some redeeming qualities. Ned Stark is a VERY noble man and will do what is right for the country, even though it lead to his down fall. Tyrion Lannister helps Bran once he becomes disabled so he can ride again. Catelyn Stark does what’s right for her children and mentors Robb when he leads Winterfell into war. Daenerys loves her husband, her baby, and her people and does what she can to protect them. She even tries to save the women who the Dothraki are raping when they win the battle. In all, this book has its good, but the bad parts can be too explicit and extreme for younger kids. Thanks for reading!
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness