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what age could one start reading this?

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Christopher Parker On the other hand (responding to Hilary here) there is no actual sex and I find the portrayal of sexuality (and sexual frustration) rather realistic in an ordinary (and one might say boring) way - which is a good lesson to contradict our American sense of titillation.
Hilary Donovan It depends on the person and the family. If you're a particularly religious family and don't want your teenager reading about masturbation and oral sex, forget it (not to mention the erotic literature the protagonist reads (on a par with Fifty Shades of Grey!). As a 68-year-old, I was just fine with it all, but I was a late-blooming teenager and would have found this book disturbing, I think! Of course, most teenagers today wouldn't have any problem with the sexual content (I don't think!).
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