Shweta asked:

Is this book too gory for a Young Adult Book Club?

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Anna Definitely not. The goriest bits are blood, mentions of "open wounds," sever animal cruelty, and the vivisection, which is never described in full, only alluded to.

If you read this book for a book club, you might also be interested in the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. The short story is very similar to this book and very thrilling with little to no gore involved. You could compare the two stories and the two antagonists quite well, drawing parallels between the main themes of each story and how they related to the time period they were written for. (The Island of Dr. Mareau was originally written as social commentary on the practice of vivisection.)
David B Not if you don't mind discussing vivisection and torture.
Jerry M I wouldn't say it is for teens.
Ellen Way too gory. The descriptions were sickening. Torture, vivisection, violence... not a great topic for kids.
Pauline You could discuss it with a Young Adult Book Club but be prepared to have some discussion about racism.
Papatya ŞENOL If you don't mind discussing pain, humanity and vivisection, you could go for it. but in my opinion, it's not really for the young people.
Derek Williams just the vivisection parts. otherwise, no
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