Perhaps I've just gotten so used to kids being stupid these days that I forget that they actually have the capacity to handle more mature content.
Yea, when I started The Wicked
Series, I went to Gregory MacGuire's official board, and was shocked to see how many kids were 8-12 when they started the series. 12 years old, I think is fine for a parent to allow their child, who they know can handle it, but, no matter how mature my child was for his/her age, I don't think I would allow reading the Series before age 12. For a more general age, I'd say not appropriate for under 14, without Parental permission
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?