Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Living Dead Girl
This was a small book, only 170 pages and many of those only had one or two paragraphs on them. I read it in about an hour....so it's short, but it packs a major punch. This book deals with kidnapping, violence, rape, and pedophilia. Other than the violence, none of it is really explicit, but as an adult I knew exactly what was going on. A child that picked up the book might not get it, but who knows, kids now know more than I did when I was a kid.
Would I want my middle school child reading this book? Absolutely not. My high school kid? Probably not, but I think the maturity level would hopefully be there by then to handle it. Should kids read it? Yes, because it would scare the ever living daylights out of them and perhaps make them more aware of strangers. Would I recommend an adult to read this book? If they could handle violence against a child, then yes, because it was a really well written book. It made me want to look for more books by Elizabeth Scott.