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Adolescent girl has clandestine meetings with "teacher"
am 13. April 1998
My son, age 14, and I read this book together. He loved the philosophical material and did not seem discouraged by the rather onerous plot. I am glad to have Nick's mind opened to new paths of inquiry. I am concerned about an aspect of the plot. The adolescent Sophy repeatedly lies to her mother and runs off to have clandestine meetings with a middle-aged man, completely unknown to her, in a variety of isolated settings, following the lure that he will teach her new things. She finally runs away with him. Am I the only one who considers this a bizarre "model" to give to children? Even my 14 year old said, "Isn't that the sort of thing you told me never to do? He could molest her." The intro to philosophy is fine, but I found more to object to in the story than a cumbersome plot.