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Celebrate Banned book week (21-27 Sept 2014) by reading banned books

The Adventures of Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl - Tanya Lee Stone Looking for Alaska - John Green The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya Bone - Jeff Smith

The 10 most challenged titles of 2013 were:

 

1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith

 

How could Looking for Alaska by John Green. John Green is one of the nicest person ( from his many videos on YouTube) 

 

I've read John Green's books and nothing in it would trigger this book banning challenge. It is so strange that this book made into top 10 in 2013. 

 

Captain Underpants books are fun. Why challenge this? I've also read this and it is funny. 

 

The Bluest Eye is literature. Read that too. 

 

I hate Fifty Shades of Grey, the only book that I really dislike. But still banning it is going too far.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower is on my to-read pile. 

 

People who hate books should stay away from bookstores and library. They should not be so mean as to ban books that other people like to read. 

 

Books reading is a freedom. It is a right.