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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.

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


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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