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Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
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bookshelves: banned-books

A Banned Books Week special review. Challenged for "sexually explicit, offensive language." Sigh. There is so little of this "language," it has to have been for a one paragraph description of the parents' "MSB," "Morning Sex Behavior." What a stupid reason to challenge an otherwise completely inoffensive and touching book.
The book itself is a very quick read, being aimed at the "tween" set. Martha is a young girl trying to figure out her place in the world and realizing that the world does not, in fact, revolve around her. The book doesn't even give her a happy ending, but it definitely holds some lessons to be learned.
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Reading Progress

September 5, 2008 – Shelved
September 5, 2008 – Shelved as: banned-books
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September 25, 2009 – Finished Reading

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