the banned and most challenged books are mostly ridiculous. i read a lot of them without realizing they were banned, and yes some of them because they were banned. but really, huck finn, tom sawyer, the catcher in the rye, the great gilly hopkins, judy blume books, harry potter, the crucible, death of a salesman, of mice and men, bridge to teribithia, a wrinkle in time, go ask alice, shel silverstein, where's waldo? i mean, that one doesnt even have words! how did it offend someone so much that it appeared on the most challenged books list?? a lot of them are kids books with no bad language, no references to sex, no themes that could wrongly influence a child... just a really good read for a kid who has moved beyond junie b jones.
seriously, people need to open their eyes to the fact that banning books is moronic. and in an age where book reading is a dying form of entertainment, should we really be stopping kids from reading the few books that are appealing to them??
*Open Your Eyes - Snow Patrol