age appropriate books


i have many books that belong to my now adult daughter that can be given to my nieces who are 10 and 14. can we send them all?

Phyllis replied:

You didn’t tell me what books you’re referring to, so I can only guess they were some of the 28 books of the Alice series.  It took me 28 years to write them, one book per year, so obviously I can’t go back and read them all to see what book included what topic.  If I were a mother, I would let my 14 year old daughter read them all, but I would check the publication dates and have her begin with the earliest, as Alice grows older in each book.  I would allow my 10 year-old daughter to begin with the earliest books, and I would be prepared–and let her know that I was–to answer any questions at all that she might have about her body, about sexual intercourse, about religion, about death…..   The books are realistic, some are sad mixed in with happy, some are very funny…  But I can tell you that not a week goes by that I don’t hear from young women telling me that they grew up with Alice, that they learned things they were afraid to ask, that they helped them become more sympathetic with others, and more confident in themselves.


Posted on: October 12, 2017


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