Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway, Charles Scribner’s Sons, United States, 1952 Rating: G  Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / Focus: Cuba, United States Reviewed by: S … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr, Scribner, United States, 2014 Rating: M+ (Infrequent, moderate coarse language; Mature War Themes including: War (aggression, brutality and severe injury, murder), Mental Illness, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Alcatraz 1259 – William G Baker

Alcatraz #1259 – William G Baker, Createspace, United States, 2013 Rating: M+ (Moderate Prison Violence, Mild Sexaul References, Moderate Crime, Moderate Coarse Language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / Focus: United … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen, Virago Press, United States, 1995 Rating: M+ (Semi-frequent strong coarse language; Mature Themes (mental illness and incarceration including references to suicide, shock therapy), mild violence, moderate references … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton, Viking Press, United States, 1967 Rating: PG (Moderate violence including beatings, gang fights, murder, knives, broken glass and references to domestic abuse; Very mild, infrequent coarse language; … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eleven Hours – Paulinna Simons

Eleven Hours – Paullina Simons, St Martin’s Press, New York, 1999 Rating: M+ (Infrequent moderate coarse language; Infrequent moderate violence; One scene of explicit sexual violence towards the end; Moderate Themes: kidnapping, … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

On the Road – Jack Kerouac Rating: M+ (Mild coarse language; moderate drug references; infrequent violence; moderate sexual references; a couple of implicit sex scenes; one brothel scene including some glorified description … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

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

High School Musical 2 – N.B. Grace

High School Musical 2: The Junior Novel – N.B. Grace, Disney Press, United States, 2007 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book 2 in the High School … Continue reading

May 28, 2015

Tully – Paullina Simons

Tully – Paullina Simons, Flamingo, London, 1994 (this edition 1995) Rating: R (Moderate coarse language; multiple explicit and described sex scenes; multiple implicit sex scenes; strong sexual references; described nudity; moderate drug … Continue reading

May 1, 2015

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

High School Musical – N.B. Grace

High School Musical: The Junior Novel – N.B. Grace, Disney Press, United States, 2006 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book 1 in the High School Musical … Continue reading

November 11, 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

Judy Moody – Megan McDonald

Trudy Moody – Megan McDonald, Candlewick Press, United States, 2000 Rating: G (Contains no profanity or questionable content, but the main character is self-centred and often has a rude or … Continue reading

October 31, 2014

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