So I purchased Chenua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, which I was required to read as a freshman in high school. Obviously, I didn't read it really well then, but I did today because I've bought a class set for my upcoming 7th graders to read--I figured hey, it's a recommended book for students, it must be a-ok. There are parts of that book that made me uneasy: succulent "breasts," illusions to sex (woman on top, undoing garment), and the horrific scene of a baby getting mutilated (which made me want to throw the book out the window because I can't stand stuff like that). What the heck? Since it's a classic, and recommended reading I guess I will keep it. Anybody else think this is a somewhat questionable read?