Age appropriateness (sp??) Liam has been off school for 2 days now, and we settled down to watch a movie. The movie in question was Battle Royale. He has been itching to see it since I got it. I allowed him to watch it with me with mixed feelings. There is no nudity, very little profanity, but the subject manner can be viewed by some as horrific. The basis of the movie is that middle school students are rounded up, put on an island and forced to kill each other off. That is the main premise, but the underlying meaning is far greater. We watched to movie, discussed it while viewing it and had continuous conversations afterwards. Not to mention, his favorite game right now is Clock Tower 3, which was directed by Kinji Fukasaku, the same man who directed BR. Anyhow, what I am asking, is that should I have let him watch it with me? He is certainly mature enough to handle it, especially with my help explaining to him what the movie is all about. He is now being vocal that he wants to take the novel to school to read during his silent sustained reading time. I have read the book, sure, its violent, but Liam has the knowlege of what the book is about. Should I allow him to read this controversial book at school?