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An Easy Way to Find Out What’s Really In the Books Your Teen is Reading (Step By Step with Photos)

I’ve been compiling a list of books for my teenagers that are acceptable secular reads.

Between scouring Amazon reviews and ratings from Common Sense Media, I finally figured out the BEST way to find out what’s really in the books my teen wants to read.

I’m so excited I wanted to share it with other parents so they can use this same method for ANY book.

Here it goes.

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An Easy Way to Find Out What’s Really In the Books Your Teen is Reading
(Step By Step with Photos)

 

Step One: Visit Amazon.com

 

Step Two: Look Up Book You Want to Explore

Step Two: Look Up Book You Want to Explore

 

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Step Three: Click on Reviews

Step Three: Choose the Correct Book & Click on Reviews

 

Step Four: Scroll to Bottom of Reviews
Click See ALL Reviews

Step Four: Scroll to Bottom of Reviews, Click See ALL Reviews

 

Step Five: Find Search Bar

Step Five: Find Search Bar

 

Step Six: Type in Any Keyword You Want to See if Book Matches Content
Press Enter

I did a few searches for:

  • Sex
  • Cussing
  • Homosexuality
  • Violence

Other ideas are:

  • Suicide
  • Transgender
  • Kissing
  • Making Out

The “Search” shows up in highlighted yellow in the reviews.

Step Six: Type in Any Keyword You Want to See if Book Matches Content, Press Enter Step Six: Type in Any Keyword You Want to See if Book Matches Content, Press Enter Step Six: Type in Any Keyword You Want to See if Book Matches Content, Press Enter Step Six: Type in Any Keyword You Want to See if Book Matches Content, Press Enter

 

Step Seven: Read the Reviews

You can’t assume that just because the word appears that it means that it’s in the book. Many reviewers will say things like “there is no SEX in this book.” As you can see, the word sex appears, but it’s telling the consumer there is NOT sex in the book.

And you might read something about “cussing” but the words they say aren’t cuss words that you mind your teen reading, like shut-up or crap.

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For Books Without Any (or Many) Amazon Reviews

My advice if you cannot find a review on the book you are looking at here are a few options.

  • Visit Kids in Mind or Common Sense Media
  • Ask a fellow mother/friend
  • Post the book on your social media and ask if anyone has read it
  • Call or email your local librarian who works in the children’s or young adult’s section.
  • Read it with your child or before them
  • Pick a book on this list of books I’ve selected

What About You?

Have you found an easy way to review the books your teen is reading?

If so, share in the comments!

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