Should my child read "The Shack"?
My 10 yr. old child recently was given a brief descriptive verbal summary of the book "The Shack" by her English teacher at school. The teacher was using this book as an example to the class of how the author of a book can use colorful and interesting writing to grab the readers' attention and draw you into a story. I read this book when it was first published and dissected it, thoroughly, within a study group. I agree that it is a fantastic work by this author. And I understand the reason for using it as an example.But I feel that the violence surrounding the part of the story where the kidnapping and murder of the young child occurs, is not appropriate reading for a ten year old. And this is my belief, despite the fact that the book was originally written for the children of the author. AM I too prudish a mom?