Below, is a review posted on Amazon regarding my book, Achilles Forjan. As with the previous post about reviews of Unbearable Lightness of Being UNBEARABLE, it seems there is a tendency for people not to pay attention to what they buy. I added my comment on Amazon below her review…
3.0 out of 5 stars Should have been warned, May 4, 2010 – By Rachel B. Beard
This review is from: Achilles Forjan (Paperback)
My grandson wants to be a firefighter. He is a High school junior so I gave him this book for Easter. No where did I read it was ‘sexually explicit”….he was facinated and I was appalled that I gave it to him!!
COMMENT: My apologies to Rachel Beard–but when shopping for a book for a grandson, note that Achilles Forjan was not listed in the Young Adult section…it’s a book that includes the presence and activities of a serial killer, (among other things) yet, she was worried about sex content? Sex is a natural, healthy part of our lives, but being a killer isn’t. I hope she will read the description more carefully, or else purchase something from the YA genre next time.
I would be glad to send Rachel a copy of my mainstream book, Baggage, as it is a family saga that is suitable for anyone who prefers stories about relationships and family, without anything sexually explicit. She might actually enjoy that one.
As for the Young Adult genre, I highly recommend James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. And for a YA interested in becoming a firefighter, why not set up a visit to local fire stations? He can then speak to those who do the job every day, and that would be a much more helpful set of information.
Kelli Jae Baeli