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Language not really THAT bad
on 8 September 2011
My 11yr old is reading this series and thinks its great. When he got to this book I did worry after reading the 1* review, so decided to read it myself first.
The language is not, in my opinion "vulgar", certainly no worse than playground language. A couple of the swear words I didn't like, I actually blocked out and put in my own funny word.
There were however two paragraphs where the slaughter of chickens and experiments on rabbits were a bit graphic and didn't really want him to have those images playing in his head, so I blocked them out too!!
I can understand that they were included as part of the plot but he really didn't need all the gory details ( mainly because his diet is mostly chicken and he has a pet rabbit!!!)
After reading the reviews for the next book in the series I think I will have to do the same!