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Subject: Question on Nicholas Sparks
Date Posted: 4/10/2009 1:19 PM ET
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My daughter is interested in reading some of his books.  Since I am not familiar with his writting (only seen a couple of his books as movies) would it be ok for her to read his books?  She is 17.

Thanks

Alissa



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Date Posted: 4/10/2009 1:54 PM ET
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If I recall there is little sex in the book and if there is it isn't graphic at all. I have read The Notebook, Dear John, Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle.  They are all really good books.  .



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Date Posted: 4/10/2009 2:31 PM ET
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I have only read a few of his books- The Notebook and Bend in the Road, off the top of my head, and I don't remember anything terribly objectionable in them.  I will tell you that I read a lot worse than that when I was 17, and even younger!  I wouldnt' have a problem with it personally.  Now if she starts coming home sporting titles from Lora Leigh, then I might be concerned, but Sparks- nah.  Pretty tame stuff there.

Date Posted: 4/10/2009 6:18 PM ET
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I agree with the others.  Nicholas Sparks' books are heart-wrenching and emotional, but there is usually nothing real explicit that I wouldn't want a 17 year old to read!

 

Date Posted: 4/10/2009 7:27 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for your input.  I thought his books were fairly tame but still wanted the conformation. 

I will tell you that I read a lot worse than that when I was 17, and even younger!

I agree with you Lesley!  If only my Mother knew!!  I guess that is the reason that I am cautious of what my daughter reads.