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Stephen King's " It"

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allegretto Sun 16-Apr-17 18:30:30

I don't really like horror so don't want to read it myself but is this ( or other Stephen
Kings) suitable for a 12 year old?

birdsdestiny Sun 16-Apr-17 18:33:18

I love Stephen king but don't start with that one for a 12 year old. It has very adult themes. Try the girl who loved Tom Gordon or the eyes of the Dragon.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 16-Apr-17 18:55:24

Agree entirely with Bird. The two suggested would be absolutely the best place to start!

MaidenMotherCrone Sun 16-Apr-17 19:10:10

IT.....has damaged me for life. I read it at 13 and I really, really wish I hadn't. I was looking through a second hand book stall not so long ago and just seeing it made me feel ill.

allegretto Sun 16-Apr-17 19:55:14

Thanks!

overwroughtowl Sun 16-Apr-17 19:59:41

Definitely not suitable for a 12 year old. I'm rereading It atm and has some fairly adult themes (father's abuse - physical and implied sexual interest in daughter for one) Plus it's long.

First read It when I was a teen, about 15/16, didn't traumatise me then infact bred a love of Stephen King. Wait a few years.

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