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Flat-Out Love

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Title: Flat-Out Love
Author: Jessica Parker
Publisher: Skyscape
Number of Pages:  351 (paperback)
Advertised Age Level: New Adult/Ages 15-17

Age and Grade of Main Character(s):  18/22 – college students

Language:  mild profanity
Sex: kissing, discussion of virginity
Drug/Alcohol Use:  drinking at college party, main character gets drunk
Violence: none
Social Issues:  dysfunctional family, death of sibling, childhood trauma, parental negligence
Suggested Movie Grade:  PG-13

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Undeclared

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Title:  Undeclared
Author: Jen Frederick
Publisher: Pear Tree LLC
Number of Pages: 258 (paperback)
Advertised Age Level: New Adult

Age and Grade of Main Character(s):   Sophomore and older in college

Language:  profanity, use of the “f” word
Sex: yes – sensual (not explicit) descriptions of sex, main character loses virginity
Drug/Alcohol Use:  drinking at a parties, main characters get drunk on multiple occasions
Violence: one main character is a mixed martial arts/fight club fighter, main character served as a Marine in Afghanistan
Social Issues:  underage drinking, losing virginity, first love, PTSD
Suggested Movie Grade:  R

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Beautiful Disaster

Title:  Beautiful Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Atria Books
Number of Pages: 432 (paperback)
Advertised Age Level: not specified New Adult

Age and Grade of Main Character(s):   Freshman and older in college

Language:  profanity, use of the “f” word
Sex: yes – sensual (not explicit) descriptions of sex, main character loses virginity, one character is very promiscuous, mention of condom and birth control pill usage
Drug/Alcohol Use:  drinking at a parties, main characters get drunk on multiple occasions
Violence: one main character is a mixed martial arts/fight club champion, main character frequently hits other people when enraged or jealous
Social Issues:  co-dependency, anger management problems, obsessive/unhealthy relationships, loss of virginity, loss of parent, gambling, extortion by mafia
Suggested Movie Grade:  R

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