Category Archives: “Banned Book”

What will Hook You?

After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr.  Uglies by Scott Westerfield I was looking for a love story with some reality to it. I wanted to read a YA love story that didn’t end with the perfect couple, after a few … Continue reading

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“Looking for Alaska”

Update—Had to add this sweet video and John Green’s thoughts on the novel. Looking for Alaska by John Green Since I loved Will Grayson so much, I had to read Looking for Alaska, also by John Green. Like Will Grayson, … Continue reading

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“The Satanic Verses” and “Midnight’s Children”

Salman Rushdie—Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses The publication of The Satanic Verses brought on a fatwa (Islamic judicial decree) from the Iranian religious ruler Ayatollah Khomeini that Rushdie as well as anyone involved in the publication of the book … Continue reading

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“The Giver”

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry 180 pp. Jonas lives in a future utopia in which everyone seems to behave well and apologizes when they hurt someone’s feelings or do something wrong. In the evenings, families share their days, expressing their … Continue reading

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“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Although I’d only heard great things about this book, I hesitated to read it because I have been let down by the author before. It was as though he … Continue reading

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