Positive Messages. Some, including "slut" and "feck. Some drinking and drunkenness, though certainly not glamorized in any way. What parents need to know Parents need to know that this award-winning book has garnered criticism for its intense material, including a protagonist who is repeatedly raped by her father and gang raped by other teens.
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Report this review. Adult Written by bookwormforever July 28, Well written, but iffy for younger-mid teens I read the book when I was about 16, and it was definitely not easy to get through. I finished it because I wanted to know if there was a happy ending, and bec Teen, 16 years old Written by vladtod March 3, Teen, 14 years old Written by luckylaurax March 10, For mature teens I advise this book should only be for mature readers only as the book contains rape, abortions and other content which may not be appropriate for some teenagers What's the story?
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But when magicked bears and mischief men break the borders of their refuge the girls must face the truth, and engage with the appeal and risk of the real raw world. Tender Morsels unflinchingly explores the evil and sweetness in the world and the magic of learning to live with both. It also left me gasping with shock'. Butler, an acclaimed African-American, female science-fiction author, wrote character-driven stories with remarkable and sometimes painfully resonant insights into the human condition.
Her books are also full of unparalleled imagination and impeccable worldbuilding. Her work made me realise science fiction was not just written for and by white men, and was what I wanted to write. Books that changed me: Melissa Ferguson. The Sydney Morning Herald. Day of the Triffids John Wyndham This post-apocalyptic, science-fiction classic has one of the most memorable first sentences in literature: "When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.
Wetlands Charlotte Roche This book polarises readers. Fledgling Octavia Butler Fledgling is Octavia Butler's sci-fi take on vampires and her final published novel before her untimely death.