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    Default Would you let your child aged 10 read

    Lord of the Flies?

    I ask because a mum on my fb asked this as her 10 yr old wanted to read it. Not being familiar with it I went to Wikipedia. I was pretty horrified . The characters which are mainly children end up being horrifically violent to one another . Some people said they read it in primary school and did projects on it.

    So would you let your 10 yr old read it? I wouldn't..

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    yes, but I would hope they would get grossed out half way through like I did and stop reading it. I had to read it in school and was let off only when I got nauseous and had to leave class.

    Just a point, I have read in depth accounts of many Australian true crimes, but still can't read lord of the flies.

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    I would let a 10 year old read it, it's a classic book and a great read, i agree with the above poster, there's so much more senseless violence on tv

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    Yes, if DS was mature enough to read it.

    I studied it in Year 9.

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    It would depend a lot on the maturity of the child, but I don't think so. More for teenagers...

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    Default Would you let your child aged 10 read

    DS1 is 8 and he's currently reading "Boy" by Roald Dahl which I make sure we discuss afterwards. There are some pretty full on concepts.
    However he is very sensitive and I remember feeling quite overwhelmed as an adult watching the movie Lord of the flies..
    I would probably encourage another book

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    Yep I would. I was studying Jane Austen and Charlotte bronte by then.

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    I had to read it in primary school, and thought it was pretty horrifying and not suitable for some children.

    It is however obviously deemed appropriate for children since it is studied in school.

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    Default Re: Would you let your child aged 10 read

    I was reading stephen king at 10 so probably.

    I haven't read the book though

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    Default Would you let your child aged 10 read

    It depends on the child


 

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