When kids ask for books they’re too young to read

A reader wonders whether her desire to have her daughter read more could be complicated by books considered inappropriate for those her age. Several have opinions.



May 19, 2022 - 4:04 PM

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Adapted from an online discussion.

Hello Carolyn: My 12-year-old daughter just picked up my copy of “American Gods” and wants to read it. I think she’s a little too young for it. I also think it could be just the book to pull her into being an eager and committed reader.

I’d say a clear “not yet” to any Stephen King novel. This seems less clear. What do you and the readers think?

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