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

Nanberry, Black Brother White – Jackie French

Nan berry, Black Brother White – Jackie French, Harper Collins Australia, Australia, 2011. Rating: PG (Mild Violence, Description of death and illness, primitive medical procedures, Cultural conflict, Names of deceased Indigenous people, … 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

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

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

My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin

My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin, William Blackwood and Sons, Australia, 1901 (Later published in 1980) Rating: G (Mild Coarse Language; Some descriptions of poverty and alcoholism) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

January 9, 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 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

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

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

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

Pollyanna – Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna– Eleanor H. Porter, L.C.Page, 1913 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin: United States Reviewed by: S Groom

February 18, 2014

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