Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

The Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Prince– Cassandra Clare. Simon&Schuster. United States, 2011 Rating: M (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent mild sexual references; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

April 23, 2014

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky, Simon and Schuster, United States, 1999 Rating: M+ (Infrequent, Moderate Coarse Language, Moderate Sexual References, Moderate Homosexual References, A Couple of Moderate, Described Sex-Scenes … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger

The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger, Harper Collins, United Kingdom, 2003 Rating: M (Moderate Coarse Language; Infrequent, Moderate Sexual References; Mild Homosexual References; Mild Drug references; Moderate Alcohol References; Mild Themes (Relationships)) … Continue reading

April 9, 2014

The Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare. Walker Books. United States, 2010 Rating: M (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent mild sexual references; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of … Continue reading

April 4, 2014

Winger – Andrew Smith

Winger– Andrew Smith, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2013 Rating: M+ (Frequent, moderate sexual references; Frequent, moderate Coarse Language; mild-moderate Violence; Moderate Themes: sexuality, relationships, bullying, tragedy) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

Out of the Easy – Ruta Sepetys

Out of the Easy– Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, London, 2013 Rating: M (Frequent, moderate sexual references; Frequent, Mild Violence; Moderate Themes: Prostitution, Sexuality, Relationships, Mob Violence, Corruption, Crime; Mild Gambling References) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 … Continue reading

March 28, 2014

Size 12 Is Not Fat – Meg Cabot

Size 12 Is Not Fat – Meg Cabot. HarperCollins. United States, 2005 Rating: M+ (Infrequent low level violence; frequent moderate sexual references – one implicit sex scene; frequent mild drug and alcohol … Continue reading

March 25, 2014

Yesterday – Amanda Tru

Yesterday– Amanda Tru. Kindle Edition. 2012 Rating: PG (Mild medical/injury references, mild drug references, very mild sexual references, mild supernatural themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book … Continue reading

March 19, 2014

And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed– Khaled Hosseini, Bloomsbury, London, 2013 Rating: M (Infrequent moderate coarse language, Infrequent moderate sexual references, Infrequent moderate violence, Moderate Adult Themes: war, poverty, death, suicide, abandonment, refugees, relationships, … Continue reading

March 14, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

The Fault in Our Stars– John Green, Dutton Books, United States, 2012 Rating: M (Mild Coarse Language; Mild Sexual References; Mild Sex-scene; Mild Alcohol References; Mild Themes: Cancer, Suffering, Death) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 … Continue reading

March 10, 2014

Strike of the Shark – Bear Grylls

Strike of the Shark– Bear Grylls. Doubleday & Red Fox, Great Britain. 2013 Rating: G (Some mild violence, survival themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United Kingdom Book 6 … Continue reading

March 4, 2014

The Brain That Changes Itself – Norman Doidge

The Brain That Changes Itself (Revised Edition)– Norman Doidge, MD. Scribe, Melbourne, 2010. (First edition published 2008) Rating: M (Infrequent coarse language; Adult themes: Psychology; Chapter 4 (Acquiring tastes and loves) contains: … Continue reading

February 28, 2014

Belmont Hill: Showdown – Remy Lacroix

Belmont Hill: Showdown– Remy Lacroix. Random House Australia, Australia.2013 Rating: PG (Frequent, Mild Coarse Language; Mild Sexual references and attempted sexual assault in chapter 26; Teenage Themes including cattiness, competition, relationships, attitude … Continue reading

February 25, 2014

Left Behind (Series) – Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins

Left Behind (Series)- Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Tyndale House, 1995-2007 Left Behind- 1995 Tribulation Force- 1996 Nicolae- 1997 Soul Harvest- 1999 Apollyon- 1999 Assassins- 1999 The Indwelling- 2000 … Continue reading

February 21, 2014

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