Game of Thrones and the Definition of Kinky

Is your teen an avid reader? Are they asking to read Game of Thrones? Do you know what is in the book? Here is one mom’s quick introduction to what may or may not be in there.

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Are there real thrones in the Game of Thrones?

Let me just state for the record that I have no idea what the Game of Thrones is.  Okay, that’s not totally true.  I know it’s a TV show.  Is it an actual game?  Are there real thrones involved? I have no clue.

However, apparently my teenage son’s friends are watching it.  Thus said the boy child when he brought me the Game of Thrones BOOK that he wanted to buy at the bookstore. Like any good clueless mother I decided to Google ‘Should my teenage son read the Game of Thrones book’.  I may be ignorant but I am resourceful!

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What is Game of Thrones Really About?

What did the Oh Mighty Google tell me about this book?  Apparently there is graphic incest and twisted violence in this lovely book.  I’m curious if my son’s friends PARENTS know that their kids are reading this?  One reviewer said this book was a cross between Porn Hub and the Lord of the Rings.

Not that I admit to knowing what Porn Hub actually IS. (but, no judging here!)Lord of the Rings I will admit I have seen a time or twelve.  I know kids are way more knowledgeable about stuff like this nowadays but I’m thinking I’ll say NO to the Game of Thrones Book.  If he wants porn he’ll have to find it online when I’m not looking like all the other teenagers.

We leave the bookstore with the teenager complaining about how I have ruined his life.  He will remain ignorant for the rest of his life about whatever The Game of Thrones is supposed to teach him.  Probably things I have yet to learn myself.

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We start up the car and head home only for the boy child to ask me what the word kinky means.

<sigh>  Clearly there was some skimming of the pages in the bookstore before bringing his purchase request to mom.  Resourceful kid.  Probably already knew that the Game of Thrones wasn’t coming home with us.

Now, how to define kinky to a 14 year old without discussing handcuffs and threesomes…

Maybe I should have just let him buy the book so I don’t have to have this awkward conversation.

Or just show him where to find Porn Hub. 

 

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