Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

The House on Carnaval Street – Deborah Rodriguez

The House on Carnaval Street – Deborah Rodriguez, Sphere, Great Britain, 2015. Rating: PG (Mild sexual references, Mild drug and alcohol references, mild violence, descriptions of festivals involving death and spirits, mild … 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

Sophie’s Journey – Sophie Collings

Sophie’s Journey – Sally Collings, Harper Collins, Australia, 2007 Rating: PG (Infrequent mild coarse language; descriptions of trauma and medical procedures) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / Focus: Australia Reviewed by: … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai, Text Publishing Company, Australia, 2014 Rating: PG (Moderate descriptive war violence and acts of terror; Moderate descriptions of injury and medical procedures; Moderate themes: Taliban, Religious … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

No Compromise – Melody Green and David Hazard

No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green – Melody Green & David Hazard, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 2008 (Legacy Edition. Original Edition Published 1989) Rating: M (Moderate drug and … Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Madeleine – Kate McCann

Madeleine: Our daughter’s disappearance and the continuing search for her – Kate McCann, Corgi Edition, UK, 2012 Rating: M (Infrequent, moderate coarse language; mild sexual references including paedophilia; implied violence; … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

French Children Don’t Throw Food – Pamela Druckerman

French Children Don’t Throw Food – Pamela Druckerman, Doubleday, United Kingdom, 2012 Also Known As: Bringing Up Bébé Rating: PG (Sexual References in Chapter 2, few after that. Adult Themes: Relationships, Parenting) … Continue reading

May 2, 2014

My Booky Wook – Russell Brand

My Booky Wook– Russell Brand, Hodder and Stoughton, 2007 Rating: R (Explicit coarse language; explicit sexual themes; child abuse; drug abuse; self harm) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (proficient) Country … Continue reading

February 11, 2014

God’s Smuggler – Brother Andrew

God’s Smuggler– Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. New American Library, USA. 1967. Rating: PG (Very infrequent Coarse Language; Mild Political Themes; Illegal Smuggling) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin … Continue reading

January 4, 2014

Sober Mercies – Heather Kopp

Sober Mercies– Heather Kopp. Jericho Books, New York. 2013. Rating: M (Infrequent, Mild sexual References; Infrequent Very Mild coarse Language; Adult Themes: Alcholism and Addiction, Rehabilitation, References to Sexual abuse and misconduct; … Continue reading

December 27, 2013

The Winter of our Disconnect – Susan Maushart

The Winter of our Disconnect – Susan Maushart. Bantam, Australia, 2010 Rating: PG (Infrequent Coarse Language. Some mild adult themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / Focus: Australia Reviewed by: S … Continue reading

November 5, 2013

Committed – Elizabeth Gilbert

Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace with Marriage– Elizabeth Gilbert. Bloomsbury, United Kingdom. 2010 Also Published as: Committed: A Love Story (Viking, United States. 2010) Rating: M (Adult Themes: Marriage (various cultural and … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

The Vow – Kim & Krickitt Carpenter

The Vow – Kim & Krickitt Carpenter. B&H Publishing Group, USA, 2012. Rating: PG (Graphic Description of car accident, discussion of injuries and rehabilitation.) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

Men From the Boys – Tony Parsons

Men From the  Boys– Tony Parsons. Harper Collins. London, 2010 Rating: M (Mild Coarse Language; Mild-moderate Sexual References; Adult Themes; Mild Drug use; Mild Violence) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

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