Amazing novel, maybe not for kids?
This could be one the greatest teen novels ever written. Honestly. (And I studied English in college) It's raw, pure and addicting. The age recommendation is 14-17. As for language and material, let's be realistic, that age group is highly exposed to this already. I highly doubt it will be anything they haven't heard, read, seen, said, or done before. The main theme of this book is first love which I feel can only be appreciated by someone 17+.
Before you decide to put this book on a shelf for your 14 year old, there are some great messages and potential conversation starters. Bullying, domestic abuse and friendship values can be discussed in great detail with teens. This book seems to have the "peer relation" theme where you love it so much you find other people to read it so you can discuss it. If used in a positive light, this book could be life changing.
It's nothing a young teen can't handle, it may not be something they fully understand yet.
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