Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

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

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You – Ally Carter

I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you – Ally Carter, Hachette Livre, Australia, 2008 Rating: G (Some mild violence, Spy Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

June 13, 2014

The Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare. Simon&Schuster. United States, 2013 Rating: M+ (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent moderate sexual references – one moderate sex scene; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 … Continue reading

May 16, 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 Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Prince– Cassandra Clare. Simon&Schuster. United States, 2011 Rating: M (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent mild sexual references; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

April 23, 2014

The Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare. Walker Books. United States, 2010 Rating: M (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent mild sexual references; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of … Continue reading

April 4, 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

Allegiant – Veronica Roth

Allegiant – Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. United States, 2013 Rating: M (Infrequent low level course language, infrequent mild sexual reference, moderate violence, moderate moral and ethical themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Divergent – Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. United States, 2011 Rating: M (Infrequent low level course language, infrequent mild sexual references, moderate violence, moderate moral and ethical themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Insurgent – Veronica Roth

Insurgent – Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. United States, 2012 Rating: M (Infrequent low level course language, infrequent mild sexual references, strong violence, moderate moral and ethical themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country … Continue reading

January 18, 2014

Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones. Greenwillow Books. United Kingdom, 1986 Rating: PG (low level violence; mild supernatural themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United Kingdom Reviewed by: … Continue reading

December 31, 2013

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