my 9 old child really wants to read the twilight books but i looked on internet that you need to be 11-12 should we let her read it

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Geraldine - posted on 09/05/2012

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Whenever I have concerns about content being too mature, I see what the editorial staff and parent reviewers have to say about it at commonsensemedia.org. It's a great resource when considering movies, books, and video games for your children. For the first Twilight book, it recommends that children be 13 and up largely because of the violence:

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-rev...

Sara - posted on 08/31/2012

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Judge for yourself. These recommendations are only that recommendations when looking for material. Take a look, assess your child's maturity and reading level.



My son began reading books meant for an adult audience at age 11. The only questions I would ask myself are "Is my child mature enough to process the material? (very individual)" and "Is the book too challenging for her to read?"

Tim - posted on 08/27/2012

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Even reading the back cover blurb about the book will give you a great idea of what's going on inside. Same thing with movies, I always read the IMDB.com content before ltting my children watch anything rated higher than PG.



Bottom line: it's much easier to overcome a child's dissappointment and possible arguments than it is to undo any damage caused by reading/viewing inappropriate content.

Kattia - posted on 08/26/2012

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Best way is to actually read

the book and decide for yourself.... I pre-read a lot of the books that my 12yr old reads. Once she reads them we discuss the book. It started out with me reading a book to see if it was appropriate, but now it's something we do for fun...

Frances - posted on 08/22/2012

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I wouldn't let a 9-year old read it.

If you have concerns, you should read a few pages of the book and decide if you think its appropriate for your child.

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