Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

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

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

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson. Simon & Schuster Books. United States, 2010 Rating: M (Infrequent Course Language; Two implicit Sex Scenes; Infrequent Moderate Sexual References; Frequent mild … Continue reading

August 14, 2014

The Best of Me – Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me– Nicholas Sparks, Sphere, Great Britain, 2011 Rating: M (Mild sexual references, Moderate Violence, Mild Supernatural Themes; Infrequent mild coarse language; Mild Adult Themes: Death, Family, Relationships, … Continue reading

July 3, 2014

Bridge to Haven – Francine Rivers

Bridge to Haven– Francine Rivers, Tyndale House Publishers, United States, 2014 Rating: M (Moderate Sexual References; Several mildly described sex scenes; Mild drug and alcohol references; Mild Violence including Sexual … Continue reading

June 27, 2014

Dear Mr. Knightley – Katherine Reay

Dear Mr. Knightley– Katherine Reay, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, 2013 Rating: PG (Mild sexual references, Mild Violence, Mild Themes: Foster Care, Child Abuse, Homelessness, Self Discovery, Deception) Difficulty: 1 2 3 … Continue reading

May 20, 2014

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either – Meg Cabot

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either – Meg Cabot. HarperCollins. United States, 2006 Rating: M+ (Infrequent low level violence; frequent moderate sexual references; frequent strong drug and alcohol references; frequent strong coarse … Continue reading

May 1, 2014

The Locket – Amanda Tru

The Locket– Amanda Tru. Kindle Edition. 2012 Rating: G (Mild Adult and Supernatural Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book 2 in the Yesterday Series. See also: … Continue reading

April 26, 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

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

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

Restaurant Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones and Anonymous

Restaurant Babylon– Imogen Edwards-Jones, Bantam Press, 2012 Rating:  M+ (Coarse Language; Sexual References; Adult Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (confident) Country of Origin / Focus: United Kingdom Reviewed by: … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

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