App Store description: Yarn allows you to read stories in chat format initially for free, but the upsell to pay comes very quickly. Every Yarn story is told in bite-sized, text message format (very similar to HOOKED) as if you were watching someone else’s text messages. Many different types of chat stories are presented, ranging from Justin Timberlake in a mysterious conversation with another celebrity, two young girls running from secret agents after hacking an Internet portal (whatever that is!), or a homeschool girl relating her first sexual experience to her friend (depicted above).
According to the iTunes App Store’s description, “It’s about time to make reading fun, fast, and fabulous again. Stay up to date with your favorite Yarn stories as we update episodes and conversations daily!”
Pricing is as follows:
APP Store rating: 12+ for infrequent/mild profanity or crude humor, mature/suggestive themes, horror/fear themes, mild sexual content/nudity, drug/alcohol/tobacco use.
Yarn feels more like a 17+ app. There’s just too much adult content. If after all of this, you still decide to allow your teenagers have the app, then I would recommend mom or dad spend an evening just flipping through the stories. The titles will give you an indication of what sells best (remember: sex, violence, drug use, and horror).
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