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The Age of Consent

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Ted and Maisie's parents moved to the community of Blackberry Mountain in upstate New York full of hope for the future; they would live a wholesome life rooted in the natural world, free from social constraints and the ugly urban climate of the early seventies. But all this changes when Maisie, age fifteen, stands poised at the top of a waterfall on the 4th of July and loo ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 15th 1996 by Picador
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Jun 21, 2012 Tera rated it liked it
I read the first book some time ago and don't quite remember the whole story line and characters. I think I would suggest doing so again before reading the second book which picks up where the first left off.
The story was a quick read and it is a "youth reader" for sure. I read it before allowing my 10 yr old to read it. (I preview the more mature books first) I think it is perfect for the y0ounger reader, but as an adult I would have enjoyed more details and thought processes of the character
May 10, 2015 Erika rated it liked it
I was interested in the storyline and subject matter and I enjoyed the characters. However, I did find the story to be a little predictable. I also was left with a lot of questions still at the end of the book. I hear there's a second book to this one though? Maybe that will clear some things up. Overall, it definitely got me thinking a lot about morality, which was enjoyable but also a little disturbing.
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Apr 07, 2008 Joshua D. rated it liked it
Terrific ending. Deals with surprising subject matter in a brave way. Some of background plotting in first half feels excessive. First chapter reads like a great short story. Good motifs throughout. Very much a "sins of the fathers" story.
Lauren Albert
Apr 05, 2010 Lauren Albert rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
The Age of Consent poses interesting questions about what consent means when one of the parties is a child and shows how vulnerable the young can be to the predations (emotional and physical) of their elders.
Jan 05, 2009 Anna rated it it was ok
Disturbing book about a hippie commune gone bad. This, and a few others on my recent list, were in a pile of $1 books at Rust Belt Books.
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