Today's prompt: Movies have a rating system to help guide the consumer weed out adult/violent/inappropriate knds of films. Video games do, too. Do you think BOOKS should have a ratings system?
Interesting question! As much as I read and feel that I have a grasp on what kind of content I will find in a book, even I am sometimes surprised, so some kind of ratings system would be worthwhile. I can definitely see where it would be helpful if you want to make sure your child isn't reading something that isn't appropriate for their age. I think it would have to be a system that specified the type of content, such as V for violence, S for sex, etc. I don't think you can always define something by an age range, though that might not hurt, either. Even some books classified as YA should probably be considered mature YA. So many books fall into many different categories and may have a lot of subject matter going on, so I think you'd have to be able to provide some specificity as to the adult/mature content in question. I think it would be something worthwhile to consider, but how to go about doing it is a whole different ballgame!
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