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yearningforthesun Thu 30-Jun-11 20:04:25

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DeWe Thu 30-Jun-11 20:14:33

Dd1 was given it as a reading book in year 3. I was a bit shock when I read through it though. She didn't find it very interesting, as I think you'd expect when the main characters are male and double her age.

yearningforthesun Thu 30-Jun-11 20:23:19

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pointydog Thu 30-Jun-11 20:26:04

I'd say 11+

BoattostrikesupportingBolivia Thu 30-Jun-11 20:26:27

I would agree with you. Characters are secondary school age and not really appropriate for primary, although not lots of swearing or sex grin. Good book though. Unfortunately teachers see the author and think it's fine, but only mutters like me read all the books that I put in the school library!

yearningforthesun Thu 30-Jun-11 20:36:12

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Darnsarfupnorf Thu 30-Jun-11 20:37:48

i read this years ago! yea id say about 11 smile

missmiss Thu 30-Jun-11 20:48:14

I read this in year 5 or 6 and although it's not difficult in terms of language, thematically I wouldn't expect a younger child to understand and/or enjoy it.

yearningforthesun Thu 30-Jun-11 20:49:06

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BoattostrikesupportingBolivia Thu 30-Jun-11 20:50:41

I would think she will get bored. No harm in pointing out that it's a bit old, the teacher is unlikely to have read it.

BoattostrikesupportingBolivia Thu 30-Jun-11 20:52:17

yearning I am actually a teacher and the school library coordinator. I choose many of the books based on what I want to read!!

hockeyforjockeys Thu 30-Jun-11 20:58:26

It's also a bit of its time, as a lot of it is in slang and you have to really understand the context to get it. Tried reading a bit to Year 6s once, they got pretty bored really quickly as they didn't understand what was going on half the time. Having said that I think it's a brilliant book!

yearningforthesun Thu 30-Jun-11 20:59:09

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