This is perfect for our household, because it is not as deamonized as things such as Twilight and Harrry Potter, which I will NOT allow in my house. Maximum Ride offers a clean, family friendly series that my children and I enjoy. There is no cursing, no sex, or other unholy behaviors performed by the protagonists that is not nessacary to survival. The main girl, Max, takes on at the mere age of 14 responsibility for her entire "flock", or family, while she herself is just a child. Her courage is admirable and willingness to search after he captured sister suggests a nice, wholesome young women well on her way to overcoming the obstacles ahead. While I do not agree with the violence, it is not half as bad as those awful Harry Potters, which encourages demonic practices, or Twilight, in which demons run around unchecked among us. As a conservative christian mother of 6, I highly recomend this series to other women looking for their children to read clean, friendly material suitable for pre teens and older.