Should Books Be Rated like Films? Your Shout FILMS and Computer Games Are Age Related, with Children and Teenagers Banned from Some Because of Sex, Violence or Swearing. but There's No Age Limit on Which Books Children and Teenagers Can Read. LUCY LYNCH Asked for Views on Putting Age Limits on Books from Pupils at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Sandpits Lane, Keresley, Coventry

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Byline: LUCY LYNCH

AMY WEST, AGE 14

AMBITION: Possibly to be a PE teacher.

INTERESTS: Playing football.

HOME: Lives in Coventry with mum, dad and older brother.

VERDICT: If you get a book written for much older people you're not going to understand it. It would be boring and the vocabulary would be difficult. There should be guides to ages on books.

JACK JESSE, AGE 13

AMBITION: To be a graphic designer.

INTERESTS: Playing football.

HOME: Lives in Coventry with mum, dad and younger brother.

VERDICT: There should be an age guide on books but not an age limit. There should be a notice on them if there's violence or swearing in them.

DANIEL FLOOD, AGE 14

AMBITION: To be a computer designer.

INTERESTS: Spending time with friends.

HOME: Lives in Coventry with mum, dad and younger brother.

VERDICT: There are people with higher reading ages. If books have swearing or something like that in them, there should be a notice on them so people know but can still read them.

PAIGE WALKER, AGE 14

AMBITION: To be a primary school teacher. …