Google+ Reading Teen: Clean Reads List

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Clean Reads List

Because we've been asked for great books that have little or no profanity or sexual content... Here are some books that we have read that we consider "clean reads." This does not mean that there is NO questionable content. Most books are linked to their Content Review on Parental Book Reviews, so please read the review before making your decision.

Last updated 5/8/2012



32 comments:

  1. This is such an awesome list!!!! Teaching 8th grade, I have to read everything I put on my classroom shelves. You have given me quite a few to choose from:) Thanks!

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  2. Just wanted to say thanks so much for your detailed content reviews! I am I christian and therefore try to be very careful about what I read. So it is really nice, when I see a non-christian book that looks good, to be able to come here and find out if it is clean enough. So thanks again and please keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks Abbi! That means so much to hear!!

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  3. Great list! My daughter is always waiting for me to read books first to see if they are clean. This will be very helpful=) Thank you!

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    1. Great!! If you ever wonder about a book, you can check out Parentalbookreviews.com to see if we've done a content review on it! :D

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  4. Thanks for your awesome list! I have read may of these, but now have a few more on my TBR list.

    Kathryn
    Clean Teen Fiction
    Clean Adult Fiction

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    1. Awesome!!! Let me know of any that you recommend as well!!

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  5. What a great list. I think this is great for some younger readers or older readers who don't like books with a lot of profanity or sexual content. I am not offended by those things, but it's nice to have a list of books for those who are.

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    1. Yeah, we've been surprised by the number of people who are actually concerned with it. So, I'm glad we're able to actually provide a service that's wanted! :D

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  6. This is a great list! Several of my favorite books are on it. :) Thanks for making lists like this!!

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  7. Epic list! I agree with the ones I've read and have already jotted down the ones I have not!

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  8. Thanks for the list! Being a Christian I really don't want to get sucked into a book that mind as well be porn so clean reads are my good friends =]

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  9. There is nothing wrong with letting your teen read whatever they want. My parents let me read whatever I wanted growing up. And it didn't change my views on the world or my beliefs. People need to stop being so afraid of change and open mindedness. Remember when they tried to ban books? Guess what people? Change is inevitable.

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    1. I respect you for this. Books are judged way too fast for having "sexual content" in it or something considered explicit but that isn't fair. I am a big reader and I work in a bookstore. Dominantly, I read Teen Fiction. One of the biggest examples I can give to oppose this issue is Ellen Hopkins books. They face real teen issues and have a moral. And is it so forbidden that we open our minds to the real world? I was reading Harlequin romance novels in 6th grade and I grew up normal and educated. While everyone else I know is having kids and moving too fast, I'm focused on becoming an educated, strong woman like the best characters in the books I read. It is possible.

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    2. Seriously-- I'm so glad someone posted this. This is horrible! Go read Sherman Alexie's article-- http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/06/09/why-the-best-kids-books-are-written-in-blood/

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    3. I appreciate your thoughts. No one is trying to make anyone read or not read anything on this site. We promote all YA books. But this list is for those who prefer to avoid certain things. Maybe they don't like profanity, maybe they're sensitive to violence, possibly they have an eating disorder or have had a traumatic event in their life and reading about that is a trigger for them, or maybe they just want their child to read what they believe is age appropriate. It's up to the individual to choose what's right for them.

      Thanks!

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  10. I agree with you 110%! id rather let my daughter read real life books instead of fairy tales.

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  11. Thanks so much. My daughter is in 4th grade but has a super high reading level so it is important to me that she read clean books. I have read a lot of these but am always looking for a place that has clean books for our family. Thanks again.

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    1. You're so welcome! Glad we could help!

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  12. As a Christian and mother of 3 teen girls I am so glad I came across this list. Thank you for taking the time to put this list together.

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  13. As a Christian and mother of 3 teen girls I am so glad I came across this list. Thank you for taking the time to put this list together.

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  14. One of the reasons I read YA books is because I assume they are going to be clean compared to the adult books. I have been surprised when I read one that is not. thanks for this great list, I have lots to add to me reading list now.

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    1. You're welcome! We're hoping to add more books soon!

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  17. Thank you for this list. I read "sweet valley high" books in grade school and wished someone had explained to me the difference between this fantasy and the reality of my life. I felt inadequate for a long time because I didn't have a perfect body, boyfriend, family, car, etc... I'm sure there are lots of kids who would respond in the same way. (And some who can make the distinction just fine.)

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  18. Keep up your good work....simply identifying what is "clean" does not prohibit anyone from reading whatever they want. The critics above amaze me....don't stop providing the service.....there are a lot of people who value what you are doing.

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