Booking Through Thursday: 5/19/11

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly event hosted HERE. A Weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

In contrast to last week’s question–What do you think of censoring books BECAUSE of their intended age? Say, books too “old” for your kids to read?

Yara's Answer: I feel that most adult books kids under 15 should hold off reading till they are older, just because the content is very mature and they might not be ready to read it. The parent should know their child's maturity and be able to decide what is appropriated reading material for them. Im a adult and their are parts of some books that make me cringe or blush, so imagine if a 12 year old reads it. Once they hit adulthood that it free rein on any book. 

As far as YA books for Adult, I think GO FOR IT! I love love love to read YA and even sometimes MG. Nothing wrong with being taken back to your teenage years. 


  1. I agree that adult books should be censored from younger audiences, but isn't it amazing how mature the content in even Young Adult novels is getting?

    The series that immediately comes to mind is The House of Night series. Although I'm only on the 3rd book in that series, there are some language/situations that I cannot believe are in a young adult book! Although I don't mind it as an adult, if I had a teenager, I certainly wouldn't want them reading it! lol

    ~ Sarah ♥ I'm Loving Books

  2. I agree. You should know your child's maturity and what they are reading. Some book have way too much stuff in it for young teens. And I love to read YA! It keeps you young!

  3. I totally agree that parents need to have control over what their kids read. They need to do a bit of research and see what the content of a book is before they let their kid read it. I think as a parent you even need to be wary of some YA books. I read this one that had plenty of sex, violence, drugs, and language, and it was being marketed to young audiences-not cool I say.

    -Kate the Book Buff
    The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

  4. I feel it depends on the understanding level of the child concerned child...

    Here is my BTT: Age-Inappropriate post!

  5. I agree, the age and content should be taken into consideration.

    here's mine:

  6. Haha, amazing answer!! Sounds a bit like mine ;]

  7. I was reading adult books when I was much younger than 15, I think it really helped me in terms of forming my own opinions and teaching me a lot about the world.
    But there was a book I came read not that long ago that made me pretty uncomfortable and made me think that although I am 27 I am way to young to be reading this lol.


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