I remember reading My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece while I was still in primary school and it /scarred me/ I swear there was a graphic scene involving a blowjob (that took place in front of a child... IN HIS OWN BEDROOM) I'm still not over it.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! That is very scarring!
I’ve got an anon or two who aren’t sure that restricting kids from reading certain books is a good idea. This is what I’m talking about. I agree that we do over-censor books (WTF, a lot of you couldn’t read Harry Potter!) but there are certain themes that kids shouldn’t be exposed to in that way!
At least let them learn about things like the above from a safe and compassionate source first. Think of it this way– you wouldn’t talk about a blow job with a 12-year-old, would you? Then why would you give them a book that does?
(All asks without a story are tagged Caffeine Answers. I’m not currently accepting any more book stories! We’ll have to have another day of them :) For now I’ve closed my ask until I can get through all these awesome stories!)