Jacqueline wilson


#1

Anybody know about well known author Jacqueline Wilson? Has very popular books for teenage girls, one in particular is a concern....."Girls out late"??


#2

[quote="Anthony_Z_Padov, post:1, topic:251294"]
Anybody know about well known author Jacqueline Wilson? Has very popular books for teenage girls, one in particular is a concern....."Girls out late"??

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A fourteen year-old girl reviewed the book and said she was shocked. She mentioned that 13 and 14 year old girls were going out with guys of 17 - 20 years of age.

At one point they hopped into a car with three males they didn't even know. Such a suggestion shouldn't even be thought of.


#3

Thanks Dorothy,
I’m just perplexed that this type of literature is celebrated (a bit naive of me I know). Jacqueline Wilson if you google her has won all sorts of awards and is even depicted as a humanitarian, a champion of children’s literature. In actual fact I believe she is the subtlest of predators (she probably doesn’t see it that way!), preying on young teenage emotions (she’s sold over 25 million books) to push an agenda of rebellion, promiscuity and permissiveness. I hope the good Lord open’s her eyes and those of her readers to the Truth!


#4

[quote="Anthony_Z_Padov, post:3, topic:251294"]
Thanks Dorothy,
I'm just perplexed that this type of literature is celebrated (a bit naive of me I know). Jacqueline Wilson if you google her has won all sorts of awards and is even depicted as a humanitarian, a champion of children's literature. In actual fact I believe she is the subtlest of predators (she probably doesn't see it that way!), preying on young teenage emotions (she's sold over 25 million books) to push an agenda of rebellion, promiscuity and permissiveness. I hope the good Lord open's her eyes and those of her readers to the Truth!

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I'm a senior citizen and have raised my family and have 12 grandchildren now. I remember well that this started (bad literature) when my children were teens. Parents need to be so vigilant today......and prayerful, for their children.


#5

Jacqueline Wilson is great! I really enjoyed 'Girls Out Late'. I don't think any harm can come of reading it: in the end valuable moral lessons are learnt :)


#6

I believe valuable moral lessons can be learnt in ways other than explicitly describing an intimate sensual scene between a 13 yo girl and 15 yo boy (see p.38-40 Girls out late). Don't forget the target audience is 13 yo girls, what message is this sending them? It's subtle and all sorts of justifications can be used, but in the end I believe it is soft porn.


#7

The young teens do not read this type of novel because they want lessons in good morality.


#8

I personally cannot see why any moral person would even bother with these books. They portray unrealistic situations and questionable morality.


#9

[quote="Anthony_Z_Padov, post:1, topic:251294"]
Anybody know about well known author Jacqueline Wilson? Has very popular books for teenage girls, one in particular is a concern....."Girls out late"??

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If you have a teen looking for novels, tell her to read mine! See my signature for the website. I will have another coming out as soon as the cover art is done.


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