I'm a 20 y/o working on a YA/Teen novel. I plan to have the first draft done by this summer. And I'm kind of a mummy's boy. I was thinking of letting her read the book when I'm finished this draft - she knows that I write but I've never let her read any of my novels because they've never been good enough that I wanted to share them with anyone. But I'd like to share this one. However, there are some scenes that (while written for the characters and not as a reflection of my own life) do bear semblance to when I was a child, like when my stepdad used belt me. I'm afraid that my mum will think it's some sort of autobiography, and that it would be awkward to read. Should I let her read it and how do I make sure that she doesn't think it's a semi-autobiography? Most of the book is set in a fantasy world but there are some scenes that resemble real life. These scenes are important to the plot and I can't just delete them because that wouldn't be true to how I envisioned the characters.