Sexual Assault and Graphic Implied Rape
This book was given without a permission form to my daughter in 6th grade. She’s 11. After reading page 98, the bathhouse scene, she was horrified and in tears. She didn’t know this existed as we do not frequently discuss standing naked and being groped by a predator. I am appalled that this book is recommended for the younger age group. The implications of rape, explicit nudity, and sexual assault need to be made more clear before reading. It’s a single page and yet, the descriptive wording paints such a vivid picture which is now etched on my young child’s mind. Think twice before just handing this book to a young reader. Make sure they have support to talk through this horrifying scene.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness