We all know that there are many, many dirty books out there. They talk about nasty things that no one should ever read about, and many people have worked to get them off of shelves so that they don't taint our youth. These are some of those books.
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
You may think that this is about a nice, average teenage girl who finds out she's really a princess of a small country in Europe, but be careful. This nice, average girl will talk about condoms. And boys. And...she even talks about playing with a diaphragm!
Looking For Alaska by John Green
This is a terrible, terrible book that parents stood up against when an eleventh grade English class decided to read it. They didn't actually have kids in that class, but they wanted to protect everyone nonetheless. You know what they say about one bad apple. They labeled it as pornographic. And what does the ALA do? They go ahead an give it the highest honor they can. What were they thinking? And then it won the Printz Award! Deplorable!
Crank, Glass, Tricks, and pretty much anything Ellen Hopkins writes
These books are ALL horrifying because they show real life teenagers struggling to deal with terrible things. Hopkins' characters have sex and do drugs and cut and drink too much alcohol. They give our kids terrible ideas and show them how to fail at life. Who wants that?
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Maureen Johnson shows kids how two best friends can become lesbians--oh, the horror! There's also so much drinking and talk about sex! It's simply radical!
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
This is about a freshman in high school and how she mopes all year long because of what happened to her and talks about how high school is all about sex and drinking. Wesley Scroggins calls it filthy!
Oh, and be sure you stay away from these books as well! It's all just so terrible.
Happy Banned Books Week, everyone.