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Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief for a 6yo?

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My dd read them in late middle school, and she said she wouldn't recommend it for a six year old. The promiscuity of the gods producing offspring with humans and that it happens a lot is made very clear in the books. It's not that the books are inappropriate really. If you don't mind her knowing people can have kids without being married, they may be fine. As far as the plot being over her head, she thinks if she is a child who gets into stories and really wants to know what happens to the characters, she may be able to stick with the plot through all 5 books.

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My DH did them as read alouds when the kids were 7, 6, 4 and 2. They all loved the story but the 4 and 2 year old obviously didn't follow the plot 100%


DS who just turned 8 a few weeks ago has read them all and every other book by the authour and started when he was 6. He does, however, read at an adult level and fully comprehends the plot. I always thought it was adorable when he would stop reading the book to go cross reference some point in the story with his other mythology books.


I have no issue with the content of the books but we are liberal and secular so take that into consideration.

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