The Fault in Our Stars
Just fine.....for me, a 53 year old mother of 4. For my 14 and 16 year old kids...no..the language, the sex, etc., just isn't necessary. I was shocked at the following conversation in the book:
“Um, maybe?” “Oh, my God. I’ve seen him at parties. The things I would do to that boy. I mean, not now that I know you’re interested in him. But, oh, sweet holy Lord, I would ride that one-legged pony all the way around the corral.” “Kaitlyn,” I said. “Sorry. Do you think you’d have to be on top?” “Kaitlyn,” I said. “What were we talking about. Right, you and Augustus Waters. Maybe… are you gay?” “I don’t think so? I mean, I definitely like him.” “Does he have ugly hands? Sometimes beautiful people have ugly hands.” “No, he has kind of amazing hands.” “Hmm,” she said. “Hmm,” I said.
Is this really what we want our kids reading? Is it really necessary to have this in the book? Is it the only way it will be read by teens? A must read for teens? On the summer reading list for high schooler students?
I just don't get it.....