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Just left me feeling sad....
on 20 April 2008
I imagine that a lot of people will find the sexual content of 'A Certain Age' quite shocking. This is the story of a fourteen year old, who is initially involved with a boy her own age, and then becomes involved with a twenty-seven year old. We never know her name, and I think this is probably one of the reasons I came away feeling so downbeat....this is just anaother anonymous teenage girl, lacking any self-worth and willing to let boys and men, as well as friends, do anything they want to her. However, I found the realtionship with her father even more creepy than the realtionships she has with the paedophile. There seems to be a sexual tension between the daughter and the father that left me very uncomfortable.
I think this novel is well written, especially as it was written by a teenager. It will shock, but ultimately it's just bleak.