Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

Deadly, Unna? – Phillip Gwynne

Deadly Unna? – Phillip Gwynne, Penguin Group, Australia, 1998 Rating: M  (Mild violence, including shooting and death. Moderate coarse language including racial slurs, a couple of moderate sexual references, implied domestic … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins, Doubleday, United Kingdom, 2015 Rating: M  (Moderate violence, Moderate sexual references, moderate coarse language. Moderate themes including domestic violence and alcoholism) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

Sapphire Skies – Belinda Alexandra

Sapphire Skies – Belinda Alexandra, Harper Collins, Australia, 2014 Rating: M (War: Dictatorship, brainwashing, political murder, deception, concentration camps including abuse of human rights and violence. Mild sexual references including one mild … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

A Bend in the Road – Nicholas Sparks

A Bend in the Road – Nicholas Sparks Rating: M (Infrequent moderate violence; mild coarse language; sexual references; one mildly described sex scene) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / Focus: United … Continue reading

July 13, 2015

Golden Earrings – Belinda Alexandra

Golden Earrings – Belinda Alexandra, Harper Collins, Australia, 2011 Rating: M (Moderate War Violence, Some gory references to injuries; Infrequent, moderate sexual references, including implicit and described sex scenes; mild … Continue reading

June 29, 2015

Knights of the Hawk – James Aitcheson

Knights of the Hawk – James Aitcheson. Preface. United Kingdom, 2013 Rating: M (Frequent battle violence; Adult themes; Occasional course language; Occasional, low-level sexual references) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion, Text Publishing Company, Australia, 2014 Rating: M (Infrequent, moderate coarse language; moderate sexual references; implied sex scene; some mild descriptions of medical procedures; mild drug and … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

Gone – Michael Grant

Gone – Michael Grant, Harper Collins, US, 2008 Rating: M (Moderate violence including some torture and cruelty, some gruesome scenes, mild horror, bulimia references, Moderate Themes: supernatural, power, death) Difficulty: … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

No Compromise – Melody Green and David Hazard

No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green – Melody Green & David Hazard, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 2008 (Legacy Edition. Original Edition Published 1989) Rating: M (Moderate drug and … Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Madeleine – Kate McCann

Madeleine: Our daughter’s disappearance and the continuing search for her – Kate McCann, Corgi Edition, UK, 2012 Rating: M (Infrequent, moderate coarse language; mild sexual references including paedophilia; implied violence; … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

Time and Chance – Sharon Penman

Time and Chance – Sharon Kay Penman. Putnam. USA, 2002 Rating: M (Battle violence; Murder; Adult themes; Frequent sexual references; Occasional, mild sex scenes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) … Continue reading

August 25, 2014

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion, Simon & Schuster, Australia, 2013 Rating: M (Moderate coarse language; moderate sexual references; mild alcohol references; mild violence; mature themes: infidelity, Asperger’s syndrome, relationships) … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Splintered Kingdom – James Aitcheson

The Splintered Kingdom – James Aitcheson. Preface. United Kingdom, 2012 Rating: M (Frequent battle violence; Adult themes; Occasional course language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

July 30, 2014

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