LA Columnist Sonja Bolle is distressed that 10 year olds are reading the Twilight series because she thinks that it is “one long, bodice-ripping romance.” Bolle admits to reading, nay “devouring” the series. My guess is that Bolle hasn’t read one bodice ripping romance because, the Twilight series is all about abstinence (wait until you are married even if it takes you 100 years). The series doesn’t even have sex. It has pillow biting.
I would be far more concerned about the 10 year old reading about ‘imprinting on a child thing’ and the whole ‘pregnancy breaks my spine and kills me and I have to be revived by my undead lover as the spawn is ripped from my belly.’
Is Petals in the Wind okay or not okay for the 10 year old set? Is incest better topic than vampire abstinence?