Good grief people, I think you are all overreacting! I was 12 when I read this book, and I loved it! I agree that Bella is not a good role model, but the sexual content is nothing to really be worried about. If your kid has any sense, the bad role models and such won't have an effect on them, and they will realize that it is just a fantasy book, so none of this could/should happen in real life. Oh, and for pity sakes, the birth part is barely gory! Like, seriously! If your kids have read any of the amazing books that kids should read (i.e. Lord of the Rings, The Eragon books (Inheritance Cycle)) then they will have read things that were much more violent. Good grief, stop hating on this good book!