Hello everyone, I'm a new member here at writing forums. I had a question that I'm a little concerned with. I am in the process of editing a story I've been writing. I would like to get it published, once I get an agent and complete all that stuff. However, I'm a bit concerned that one scene in my story will change the reader-base. Much of the story could easily be read by preteens (at least in my opinion). There are some things they have to deal with (one death at the beginning, bullying, and suggested abuse). Other things are a little on edge (attempted suicide, actual abuse, and suggested sexual things). The scene I am most worried about is this: the main character and a female friend go to a party, where they get drunk and wake up together in the same bed, naked. I describe the clothing on the floor, but I am worried this is a bit too much. I have not read the Twilight series, though I'm told by my wife there is a sex scene in it. That is read by preteens, but I am still unsure what is appropriate for age levels. I would like to have my story appeal to preteens, teens, and young adults. There is suggested rape as well (it's a rough story at times). I'm not sure if I should tone back the bed scene, or just stop the "suggestive" stuff and make the story "grow up." Please tell me your thoughts. Also, if you have guidelines of themes that can be put into age levels, that would be a great help.