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Topic: Glimmerglass by Jenna Black for a 12 year old???

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Subject: Glimmerglass by Jenna Black for a 12 year old???
Date Posted: 11/18/2010 9:38 AM ET
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My daughter found my copy of Glimmerglass & wants to read it. Anyone know if it's age appropriate for a 12 y/o? I usually read books like this before her to approve them, but she really wants to start it right away.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/22/2010 12:45 AM ET
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You might want to go ahead and read it.  I've read it but I'm not sure if there was some iffy behavior between the main character and a boy.  I'm not sure what you allow your 12 yr old to read some parents have different standards.  The main character (Dana)?s mother is an alcoholic so there is a lot of talk about that.  Plus there is a boy that Dana meets (Who is older than her) once she gets to her dads and there is a scene where they are kissing and I think it talks about sex.  I only remember that one scene with any talk about sex but I can?t fully remember.  Other than those parts the book was mainly about Dana trying to get to her dad and once she does trying to get back to her mom.  Mostly because people want her dead. 

Hope that helps you make a decision.