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

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

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

Almost French – Sarah Turnbull

Almost French– Sarah Turnbull. Random House, Australia. 2012. Also Known as: Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris (Gotham, 2004) Rating: PG (Adult Themes: Relationships, Culture) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love– Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin. United States, 2006 Rating: M (Adult Themes: Spirituality, Relationships, Divorce; Moderate Sexual References; Implicit Sex Scene; Some Coarse Language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

The City of Falling Angels – John Berendt

The City of Falling Angels– John Berendt. Penguin Press, United States. 2005. Rating: M (Adult Themes: Murder, Crime, Politics; Mild Violence; Mild Coarse Language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Challenging) Country of Origin / Focus: … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

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