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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
Read 3 books that have been banned or people are trying to ban because of its content. You can find a list from here.

message 2: by Heather (last edited Mar 13, 2012 09:37PM) (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
Completed 2 of 3

1) The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
2) Twilight -Stephanie Meyers

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message 4: by Sloan (new)

Sloan (70sdramaturg) 1) Bridge to Terabithia
2) To Kill a Mockingbird
3) Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
4) A Light in the Attic

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message 6: by Barbara ★ (last edited Nov 30, 2013 12:48PM) (new)

Barbara ★ I've previously read 43 of the books on the list and will read 4 others (the only ones I could stomach) to complete this challenge.

READ: 4/4

Books from 1990-1999 list:
✔1. Earth’s Children (series), by Jean M. Auel
The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Valley of Horses
The Mammoth Hunters
The Plains of Passage
The Shelters of Stone
The Land of Painted Caves
✔2. The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
✔3. Deenie, by Judy Blume
✔4. Cujo, by Stephen King
✔5. Ordinary People, by Judith Guest
✔6. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Beauty's Punishment
Beauty's Release
✔7. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
✔8. Carrie, by Stephen King
✔9. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
✔10. Christine, by Stephen King

Books from 2000-2009 list:
✔1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
a.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
b.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
c.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
d.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
e.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
f.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
g.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
✔5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
✔8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
a.The Golden Compass
b.The Subtle Knife
c. The Amber Spyglass
✔14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
✔16. Forever, by Judy Blume
✔17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
✔18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
✔19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
✔21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
✔28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson 8/3/12
✔36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
✔43. Blubber, by Judy Blume
✔67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
✔74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
✔87. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
✔90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
✔91. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George 8/19/12
✔95. Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix 11/27/13 DNF
✔96. Grendel, by John Gardner 2/16/13
✔99. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume

Books added for 2010:
✔1. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
✔2. Twilight - Stephanie Meyer


message 7: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
I didn't realize The Hunger Games got banned.
What was sexually explicit? I get the violence angle.

message 8: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ I'm not sure as the website listed above doesn't list the reason.

message 9: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
There was a reason. It said sexually explicit and violent.

message 10: by Thalia (new)

Thalia (thaliaanderson) | 13 comments Explicit? Nothing was explicit in THG, at least not the first book (which is the only one I've read thus far).

Then again, Gatsby got banned on sex grounds and there was next to nothing about sex in that book.

message 11: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
They don't even talk about sex in the first book. People don't even read these books before they ban them.

message 12: by Deyara (last edited Jul 15, 2012 03:50AM) (new)

Deyara Challenge: Banned Books
Duration: No time limit
Details: Read 3 books that have been banned or people are trying to ban because of its content.

Complete: 1/3

1. Stolen Children by Peg Kehret by Peg Kehret ★★★ 14 July 2012
2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3. Speak

message 13: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ Finished Grendel by John Gardner . What a terrible book! It's something you might enjoy if you were an English teacher or a perpetual student. Too much work to decipher.

message 14: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
Haha. I hate when you read a book and think that. I felt that way about A Wrinkle in Time.

message 15: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ I liked A Wrinkle in Time when I was a kid but reread it last year (?) and hated it. Go figure.

message 16: by Heather (new)

Heather T (horrorvacui000) | 532 comments Mod
I wrote my grade 3-4 teacher and 5-6 teacher e-mails saying thank you for not having tortured me with Wrinkle back in elementary after having read the story. They both essentially said the same thing - they didn't want to torture themselves either. Then told me I was lucky I ended up in the advance classes, because back then everyone else was stuck reading it.

message 17: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ I tried to read Shade's Children by Garth Nix (#95 on the list) and gave up 1/3 of the way. I don't particularly like dystopian and this one was incredibly boring. It just couldn't keep my attention. I guess it could be because I'm working too hard and nothing I'm reading is working for me right now. Oh well.

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