by mrsyd on January 20, 2011This book was recommended to me for my 11 year old daughter. She is an avid reader, and is running out of books to read. I pre-read it and decided not to give it to her. I understand that the premise of the book is that the foul mouthed, un-enlightened conversations of the characters are the result of their intellect being stolen from them through mind control, and that our goal should not be to emulate these characters. However, I felt that my daughter wasn't at a maturity level to be able to dissect that message from the book. She may be ready for this book in a few years. I prefer Orwell's 1984, or Bradbury's Farenheit 451 to this book, and if she reads Feed, I will get those other books in her hands soon afterwards. I understand that I am from an older generation, so I would be okay with this book being an entry point into the genre. The book has many similarities to our media saturated pop-culture. It should provide fodder for great conversations for parents and kids.
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