I'm very lucky that my mom has never stopped me from reading a book because she thought it wasn't "good enough" for me. I've never been allowed to read books that had a lot of content that I was not ready for, but she never told me that a book was too easy for me. Or that a book was too stupid. Or that a book was not good enough for me. And it makes me mad that the mom didn't think her son should read a book that he was interested in, just because it wasn't his reading level.
I understand he if needed to get a book for school in his age range, I do get that. But would it hurt for the mom to let him get that other book? Our library has a fairly high amount of books you're allowed to have out at a time, there probably would have been enough room to get it for him and be able to get the other books too.
I'm not really sure why I wrote this post. It's not really a What Do You Think? Post because I don't really know if there is that much to talk about. But this was really bugging me and I thought it might be good for me to write it down here. But if you all have an opinion about this post, then feel free to tell me your thoughts here!