The book is much racier than the TV series, which is toned down almost to lameness. *Caution* teens who think the series will mirror the book will be disappointed! Anyway, I'm not sure under 14 year olds are ready to be exposed to "snuff videos" and kinkiness. Definitely for an older teen who is sensible and can distinguish between reality and fantasy and has a good set of values. If your child is reading this for suspense, mystery, thriller value, fine. But if you're concerned she may be looking for role models, beware, these girls (except Emma) are over the top mean and nasty.