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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - suitable for 16yo?

(14 Posts)
mummybare Fri 05-Dec-14 09:10:45

She's into animal rights. Is it suitable?


Booboostoo Fri 05-Dec-14 09:59:58

It is moving and sad but sometimes it's good for us to be challenged and provoked into thinking more about things. I say she should read it.

Marlinspike Fri 05-Dec-14 10:01:45

Oh yes, absolutely. It's a great read! Does she know the "twist"? Makes it far more powerful if she doesn't, but it's not really something you can 'unremember'?

mummybare Fri 05-Dec-14 12:02:23

She's not my dd - extended family - but I saw a review and thought of her so I might get it for her for Christmas. I think I will. Thanks for the advice.

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 05-Dec-14 12:10:32

Yes, but its crap

mummybare Fri 05-Dec-14 13:21:34

In what way, Brillo?

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 05-Dec-14 15:07:17

It just felt like someone was giving me a really tedious lecture on animal rights where nothing much happens.

hackmum Fri 05-Dec-14 18:16:53

Very suitable. A great read.

Takver Sat 06-Dec-14 10:44:09

Yes, totally suitable for a 16 y/o. I thought it was an enjoyable easy read, I knew the 'twist' before hand and it didn't spoil it at all for me.

BringMeTea Sat 06-Dec-14 13:52:14

100% yes.

BringMeTea Sat 06-Dec-14 13:54:32

I can't think of any book that would not be suitable for a 16 year old.

mummybare Sat 06-Dec-14 15:08:04

I see your point, BringMe, but I wouldn't want to get her something with a lot of sex/violence/animal cruelty. It would be different if she were deliberately seeking it out, but it's a difficult age, isn't it? Some 16yos are so much more mature than others and it's difficult to know where to pitch these things if you only see them a couple of times a year. I think she'll like the book in this case though.

BringMeTea Sat 06-Dec-14 15:43:16

Oh I didn't realize it was a gift. Yes, in that case I probably wouldn't give American Psycho or Last Exit To Brooklyn. grin. I really enjoyed this book and one of the things I liked most was the animal rights angle as it is so thought-provoking so this could be right up her street.

AmeliaPeabody Sun 07-Dec-14 20:59:19

I think it would be fine for a 16 year old.

I found it an interesting read, though I almost gave up, especially just after the 'twist' was revealed.

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