LIST OF THE WEEK: TWENTY BANNED BOOKS
Celebrate your intellectual freedom. Read a banned book.
Learn more about each book here: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Looking for Alaska, I Hunt Killers, Eleanor & Park, Gossip Girl, The Hunger Games, TTYL, 13 Reasons Why, The Giver, Speak, Hold Still, Whale Talk, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Twenty Boy Summer, Boy Meets Boy, Living Dead Girl, Fallen Angels, Vampire Academy, The Supernaturalist, A Wrinkle In Time.
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I’m surprised when any book is banned or challenged, but the continual obsession with challenging The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian absolutely stupefies me. That book has the tamest sexual content I’ve ever seen. I’m stunned people can find anything to object to.
They banned a book about soldiers for profanity? What’s next, a soldier’s right to breathe?
THEY CALLED THE RAPE SCENE IN SPEAK SOFT CORE PORNOGRAPHY????
FOR THOSE NOT IN THE KNOW SPEAK IS THE STORY OF A HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN WHO WAS RAPED AT A PARTY OVER THE SUMMER, AND NOW MUST DEAL WITH BOTH THAT AND BEING OSTRASIZED BY HER ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE CALLED THE COPS AT THE PARTY AND SOME PEOPLE WHO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RAPE WERE ARRESTED
THE TITLE REFERS TO HER INABILITY TO TELL ANYONE WHAT HAPPENED TO HER, WHICH DRIVES THE PLOT. EVENTUALLY SHE IS ABLE TO CONFRONT THE RAPE IN HER OWN MIND, THEN BEGIN TO SHARE WHAT HAPPENED WITH OTHERS BEFORE CONFRONTING HER RAPIST AND SYMBOLICALLY DEFEATING HIM.
AND SOME SHITHEAD CONSIDERS THAT SOFT CORE PORNOGRAPHY
I AM SO ANGRY THAT I WANT TO SET SOMETHING ON FIRE
This really highlights the level of “appreciation of nuance” that goes into banning books.1