When my son finished reading the fourth Harry Potter book, I had to take a decision. At nine, he was not ready to handle the raw emotions coursing through the fifth book, but I didn’t want to censor his reading either.
I hoped he would find the book boring, but no such luck- he is as tenacious a reader as his mother was. All I could do was stay with him every step of the way; explaining what needed to be explained, softening the blows, putting things in context.He’s now finished the series. I am glad I let him.
A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.