Jerry Rose asked:
Is this a "clean" book? I recognize we all have different tastes and I'm fine with that and not trying to "judge" anyone. But for me, I prefer to avoid reading: - large amounts of foul language - graphic violence - sex scenes or strong sexual innuendo. For reference, Brandon Sanderson's books are at about the right level for me in terms of "cleanliness". I'd really appreciate anyone giving me a quick rating. Thanks!
Sashia There are two or three d-words, I think. And there is this one scene where it's hinted that two people are having sex. But I completely missed that after reading the book several times, it was only when someone pointed it out that I realized it. Of course, when I first read the book, I was only eight, so you might catch on to it quicker. Hope this helps.
Karen I felt the violence in this book increased the age of appropriate readers, for me. There are pirates, of course. And they are portrayed as real - not like the Disney Captain Hook who tries to be scary but isn't. I felt that some of it was a bit graphic, but I am pretty sensitive, as you are describing yourself to be. I still enjoyed the book immensely, I just wouldn't read it to my 8 year old. I had decided to wait until age 10, but then I listened to Peter and the Shadow Thieves. It is much darker and even mentions cannibalism. This series will wait until age 12, at least, but we do not have a TV and my kids are not regularly exposed to the amount of violence the typical child sees on a screen. Hope that is helpful to others!