The 10 Most Challenged Novels of 2013


There is a fine line between a challenged book and a banned book. A challenged book is where a group of unhappy people protesting against certain materials in a book. Banning is wanting the book completely removed, a group doesn’t have to be the one who request the removal of a certain book.

Now that we got the technicality part out the way lets see who made the list already for this year.

10. Beloved Toni Morrison – violence, religious viewpoints, sexual content

9. The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls – offensive language, sexually explicit

8. Scary Stories Alvin Schwartz – violence

7. Looking for Alaska John Green – offensive language, sexually explicit

6. The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini – homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

5. And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell – homosexuality

4. 50 Shades of Grey (surprise, surprise) E. L. James – sexually explicit, offensive language

3. 13 Reasons Why Jay Asher – drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide

2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Sherman Alexie – offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

1. Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey – offensive language

Surprised by any of them? Have you read any and if so do you agree with it being challenged? Can novels really be that influential on a culture similar to violent videogames?

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

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