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!
Pengaween I'm the same way. This book is clean in terms of sex, nudity, sexual innuendo, and language. It is, however, a pretty creepy book with some scary situations, violence, and gore.
Amy-Jo Conant I'm likely shelving it on the Teen (6th grade) shelf. No sex, foul language. But it is DARK. I'm always a little shy to put a book out that alludes to killing babies for witchcraft. That's what eventually moved me to teen shelf. Kids looking for "creepy" reads will be pleased with this choice. I'm not sure about the other books though and hope they don't lead to other inappropriate material in subsequent books.
Mary LaPointe i have it shelved in my grade 5-6 library. I am listening to it on audio and am well into chapter 6 and there isn't any foul language or sexual innuendo, but for me it is pretty scary. Not Stephen King scary, but still scary. I am a wimp.
Josephine On Amazon the recommendation for this book is 12 years. Normally I'd say that's a bit young but this series is meant to be dark and scary. But there is no sex, flirting or foul language. The things Thomas and the Spook are fighting against, well they are violent, but you don't watch them.
Felicia There is a lot of blood and gore, but that's it. There is no sex and foul langeuage and stuff like that. I find it quite clean. If you can handle Vin kicking the head off some guy, you can probably handle this.