Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

Tuscan Rose – Belinda Alexandra

Tuscan Rose– Belinda Alexandra, Harper Collins, Australia, 2010 Rating: M+ (Infrequent moderate coarse language; a couple of described sex scenes; one described rape scene; multiple rape references; infrequent moderate war … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway. Jonathan Cape Ltd, UK, 1929. Rating: M+ (Infrequent, moderate violence, Adult themes: war, Infrequent coarse language, Frequent drug and alcohol references) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

May 8, 2014

Inkspell – Cornelia Funke

Inkspell – Cornelia Funke. Cecilie Dressler/Chicken House/Scholastic. Germany, 2005 (Originally: Tintenblut) Rating: PG (infrequent low level violence; infrequent mild sexual references; infrequent mild alcohol references; moderate supernatural themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country … Continue reading

February 1, 2014

Inkdeath – Cornelia Funke

Inkdeath – Cornelia Funke. Cecilie Dressler/Chicken House/Scholastic. Germany, 2007 (Originally: Tintentod) Rating: M (frequent low level violence; infrequent mild sexual references; infrequent mild alcohol references; moderate adult themes – supernatural, death) Difficulty: 1 … Continue reading

January 28, 2014

Inkheart – Cornelia Funke

Inkheart – Cornelia Funke. Cecilie Dressler/Chicken House/Scholastic. Germany, 2003 (Originally: Tintenherz) Rating: PG (infrequent low level violence – torture; infrequent mild alcohol references; low level supernatural themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of … Continue reading

January 25, 2014

Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love– Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin. United States, 2006 Rating: M (Adult Themes: Spirituality, Relationships, Divorce; Moderate Sexual References; Implicit Sex Scene; Some Coarse Language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

The City of Falling Angels – John Berendt

The City of Falling Angels– John Berendt. Penguin Press, United States. 2005. Rating: M (Adult Themes: Murder, Crime, Politics; Mild Violence; Mild Coarse Language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Challenging) Country of Origin / Focus: … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

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