What age is too young?

I was asked by a friend if my book was suitable for the young girls 9-12 in the life skills class she is teaching. I had to think about it. Believe in the Magic deals with many different subjects including domestic violence. Even through it’s not very graphic, is it suitable for girls as young as nine? Then I read an article that said almost one in six middle school girls 6th-8th grade, said they had fallen prey to physical violence while in an ongoing relationship. That’s so scary to think about. It also said 81% of parents don’t think it’s a problem. Add to that most girls start “liking” boys about 9-10. Maybe it’s okay to start talking to girls and boys about abuse. What do you think?

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