In this day and age it is so hard to tell if your writing is appropriate for the age group you are targeting. So many questions roll through your mind as your writing, will your readers get that joke, is it to racy for them. How do you figure out is these things will work? Let me give you an example, In a novel I writing I have this little sequence: “Sandman, wake up!” The groans from behind told him that he had woken the beast. “Are we there yet.” Asked John in his normal sedated manner. They could have been under fire and he wouldn’t care as long as he could go back to sleep after it was over. “No, I just have a question, then you can go back to sleep.” “Ok boss you have my attention.” “How would you like to go on a double date with me and Angel some time, get coffee or something?” “That’d be great but who would I bring? You said I can’t bring Betsy out in public any more.” “Yeah didn’t she pop or something” “Yeah, but I got a patch kit and she’s as good as new. Looked like someone stabbed her with an ice pick or something. Can’t imagine who would have done something like that.” Actually it had been a ball point pen and at the time Pat had felt sort of bad about it, but he later decided that it was for the best and the bad feeling he’d had was more than likely something he had eaten. Pat made a mental note to uses a chainsaw next time. If you haven't figured it out it is a joke about an inflatable sex toy...now what age is this ok for, I had planed the novel for a teen age group, but jokes like that might put it over the top, any thoughts?