I would like to know if it comes across as anti-christian or has inappropriate content for a middle-school age child. I would have loved Philip Pullman's Golden Compass series as it was very exciting and well written but so anti-Christian that it was obvious that the author has a vendetta against Christianity and feels that it is his job to plant that hatefulness in young children's minds. He obviously had a very hurtful experience as a child and blames all of Christianity for it instead of the person/persons who caused it. I don't want my kids to soak that up as we are Christians.
I noticed in a review for "Life As We Knew It" a reference to a friend who has a "born again" experience and then in another review a reference for a friend who joins a cult. Which way does it really come across? Is the "born again" friend portrayed positively or as an idiot/hindrance to society?