Some of you might not have read the book that comes in at the number three most banned book of the last decade, but you probably saw the (not great) adaptation on Netflix. The show has been under scrutiny practically since it was released for reasons similar to the book, but the show portrayed it in a much more graphic way.
The book in question is :Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher."Thirteen Reasons Why" has been banned and challenged all over the world for reasons such as "promoting and glorifying suicide" as well as "portraying helping professionals in a negative light."
When asked why certain books are banned and challenged, Jay Asher responded, "Pretty much any story that makes people uncomfortable. Stories about sensitive issues like sex, drugs or, in the case of my book, sexual assault, suicide and teen drinking, are often censored because people just don’t want to talk about those things. It’s not that these things don’t happen, but when they’re shared in a fictional setting, for some reason they make some people uncomfortable."
We have this book on the shelf here at the Burlington Library!