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    Default Would you let your child aged 10 read

    As a teacher of ten year olds I would see little point reading this material without in depth discussion about different elements of politics and peer group dynamics and i doubt most ten year olds have the cognition and maturity to process the content.

    In terms of the violence most ten year olds these days are exposed to much more senseless horrific violence in video games and movies at the discretion of their parents. I however would still not choose this book for my students as I believe the few that have been allowed to remain innocent and unexposed deserve the right to remain so.

    From my experience boys love blood and guts books but I would rather they read the Horrible History series.

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    I think that it would be ok if you told them that the book may upset them and that you are available to discuss the issues that arise perhaps you could read it at the same time. I think about when I was a kid and I think we have more stability and respect for things because of what we watched and read. I grew up watching Disney movies and crying in dumbo, Bambi and the land before time and Milo and Otis and never-ending story. There was no glossing over the sad stuff and portrayed life's issues way more than the junk kids watch and read now. I'd rather have a child who is aware of things than one that is led to think the world is a happy not a thing wrong place

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    I really don't think it is age appropriate and I would say no.


 

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