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Catcher in the Rye for a 12 year old boy?

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HughHonour Thu 07-May-15 11:53:57

My son is a bright advanced reader. He is diagnosed with Asperger's but is perceptive and has insight to many topics .

My x-partner (his mum ) does not think he is emotonally ready for the book and would like him to read it at an older age (18) . I should say she is very controlling in most things .

I differ and like to expose him to a variety of books that he normally gobbles up . He has just finishes Tolkien : Lord of the Rings .

schmalex Fri 08-May-15 19:26:07

It has sex and alcohol in it, so I guess it depends whether you think that is ok.
Mind you, I just read whatever I wanted at that age (often highly inappropriate!) and I turned out ok grin

IndridCold Sat 09-May-15 12:03:54

My DS studied it at school at 12, although I don't think they read the whole thing.

cariadlet Thu 21-May-15 22:53:55

I wouldn't give it to my 12 year old.

But that's because it's on my list of most boring, irritating, overrated books and I wouldn't inflict it on her. grin

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