Happy day 3 of Banned Books Week!
This next book has been challenged because of "offensive language" and "sexually explicit descriptions" and was the most challenged book in 2015. In the past decade, this book was named number 4 of the most banned and challenged books int the past decade.
The way books are banned in some places can be a bit controversial in and of itself. This book made the list because of a group of parents who took a couple of pages out of the book and used those pages to justify removing the book from circulation and preventing anyone from reading it. A lot of things can be taken the wrong way if taken out of context.
The book in question is going to be a Netflix Original series soon! This book is "Looking for Alaska" by John Greene. John Greene strongly disagreed with the challenge of this book and has made a video on his YouTube channel (which you should definitely check out) here: https://youtu.be/69rd-7vEF3s .
He is quoted to say "If you have a world view that can be undone with a novel, let me submit that the problem is not with the novel.”
We have this book on the shelf ready for check out here at the Burlington Library!