Don’t forget we are in the middle of Banned books week. Do your part and read a banned book. You can find out more by clicking here: Banned Books Week. My books have never been banned, but I know of at least one mother who wants to burn my books. As far as I know, she has never organized a movement to get my books banned. I wish she would. I could use the publicity. In the spirit of Banned Books Week, here is a reprint of her warm and fuzzy review:
Terrible………My teen boys love to read so I am always looking for a good series. I typed in teen fiction and this series popped so I bought all of them. After they were almost done with the series, I asked them what it was about. By the time their description was over I felt like I wanted to throw up. What had I subjected them to? I couldn’t believe the gore details they described. Sure that I had not subjected my Sons to this type of disgusting reading, I had them read aloud. I made them stop and took the books away. I cannot believe that these were in the teen section. Gross, Gore, Evil, Blood, Guts……….I’m so full of regret that I had ever bought these. The series should not be listed anywhere near teens. In fact, it should be labelled with a parental advisory. I think I’ll burn the books. I will use much more discretion with my selections from now on!
Also found this clip on NPR about The Grapes of Wrath. When the book was first published, there was a move to ban the book in a “dust bowl” county that thought they were unfairly portrayed in the book. You can listen to clip here: ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ And The Politics of Book Burning