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Dangerous books - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, Nov. 19th, 2011 10:18 pm
Dangerous books

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marikunin
marikunin
Mary
Sun, Nov. 20th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)

"I have recommended the books to adult readers, especially fellow Christians, for the purpose of examining challenges to the faith and discussing the implications of them. There's no doubt they are well-written, highly engaging books with many elements and themes that appeal to a broad audience, including young people. And I would even say that I agree with some of the themes—themes like embracing the pursuit of knowledge and sacrificing one's own immediate happiness for long-term goals and greater good. But there are a couple of points that I object to strongly, and the fact that the books are well-written and contain some positive themes make me feel all the more compelled to avoid endorsing them. It's like hiding poison in a delicious chocolate cake."

This. I'd recommend it to older teens, too. (I do like the whole daemon concept though, lol)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Nov. 20th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)

When I read the books I was in my mid-twenties, so...yeah, it's hard to explain, but the farther removed I get from my own teenage years, the more I realize how psychologically vulnerable I was. And I think that's true for most teens. There may be individual exceptions to that, but as a general rule, I just couldn't recommend them to anyone younger than about 20, TBH.


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