Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

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

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

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

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

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion, Simon & Schuster, Australia, 2013 Rating: M (Moderate coarse language; moderate sexual references; mild alcohol references; mild violence; mature themes: infidelity, Asperger’s syndrome, relationships) … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald – Therese Anne Fowler

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald – Therese Anne Fowler. Two Roads. United Kingdom, 2013 Rating: M (Infrequent Course Language; Frequent strong drug and alcohol references; A couple implicit Sex … Continue reading

May 23, 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

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

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

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

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger– Aravind Adiga. Harper Collins. India, 2008 Rating: M (Adult Themes: Poverty, Corruption; Moderate Course Language; Some sexual References) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / Focus: India Reviewed by: … Continue reading

November 26, 2013

We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver

We Need to Talk About Kevin– Lionel Shriver. Counterpoint Press, United States, 2003 Rating: R (Strong Adult Themes: Death, Massacre, Parenting, Mental Illness; Moderate Coarse Language; Several Disturbing and Graphic Sexual References; Strong Violence; … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

Hospital Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones and Anonymous

Hospital Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones and Anonymous. Bantam Press. United Kingdom, 2011 Rating: M+ (Coarse Language; Sexual References; Adult Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin: United Kingdom Reviewed by: S … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

The Book Thief– Markus Zusak. Picador. Australia, 2006 Rating: M (Adult Themes: War, Abandonment, Hiding; Some Coarse Language; Some Violence) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / Focus: Australia / Germany Reviewed … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

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