Banned Books Week, I took a look at the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books: 1990-1999 (since this decade's not done yet) to see which of my faves had made the cut.
-The Catcher in the Rye
-Goosebumps (Series) (You've got to be kidding me here.)
-The Witches (Anything by Roald Dahl is GOLD to me.)
-To Kill a Mockingbird (The rare instance where I loved the book as much as the film and was sad when both ended.)
-Harry Potter (Series)
-James and the Giant Peach
-Brave New World (Though I must say, I loved 1984 much more, but it's not on this particular list.)
-Where's Waldo? (Really? Geez. I bet there was a questionable object or action in all that mess and OF COURSE someone with too much time and 20/20 vision reported that one.)
And there are so many others that I should've read during my teen years that I might just have to play catch up with now. But I like that some of the classics I did read only a couple years ago (Mockingbird, Catcher, 1984, Brave New World), weren't ruined by the wackness that was high school mandatory reading. To this day, I still don't understand what's so great about The Great Gatsby. I just remember trudging through it in English class and wanting the torture to be over.
Anywho! Did any of your favorite books get hated on?
P.S. Please note the number of sex ed books on that list. How else would I have learned anything I knew? Lord knows I couldn't actually ask a human being about it! Shoot, I remember checking out human anatomy books from the junior high school library on the low and then wanting the floor to swallow me up - while keeping my cool - when some obnoxious, popular girl saw me returning it and told the whole class. Yay for fun times!
P.P.S. Here's a list of banned/challenged classics and why certain people hate America.