Mother of a ten year old.
My daughter got this book, as she has been wanting it for a while. she loves history and reading about girls in the past. I read it first because, occasionally, there is something iffy in kid's books. there is a mention of Prostitution, and it is a character that is mentioned quite frequently. Also, one of Sara's little sisters, Frances, wants to be a boy, and she dresses in boy's clothing. I do not support the LGBT community, but if you do your child might be fine. Also throughout the entire book there are mentions of an affair between Sara's stepmother and the doctor Warren. It is ongoing throughout the whole book, and there is a paragraph when he comes to their house and Sara's stepmother is breastfeeding her baby, and it says he looks at her in a way he shouldn't. Another thing is that Sara mentions she is on her 'woman's time' talking of menustration. Near the beginning of the book, Sara says when she was younger, she caught her older sister and her 'boyfriend' kissing and he was touching her breasts. These are probably the worst parts, and there is no language, other than "damn" of which isn't awful considering the things out there today. overall, though, it depends on your parenting.
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