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Kristine reported the top 100

Kristine reported the top 100 banned books and which of them she's read. I could rant about the horridness of stupid people who ban books, but I'll just relay the ones I've read, as well, plus comments. LOL This might get long....

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz (How could you not love these?)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (She's an amazing woman.)
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (7th grade English)
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling (I don't believe anything needs to be said here)
Forever by Judy Blume
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (we read this in school! Josh is this year, too.)
Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (This is a fabulous series for young girls!!)
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman (and the Harry Potter spoof, Harry has Two Uncles....)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (Freshman year in college)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (My God, I love this book! Third graders read it at Josh's old school!)
Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine LíEngle (One of my all time faves)
The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard (Erin and I found this one day and laughed our asses off in the middle of Waldenbooks...)
The Witches by Roald Dahl (Fabulous book!)
Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry (WHY is this banned?! I love Anastatia!!!!)
Blubber by Judy Blume
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (My mom read this to me when I was 9. She skipped the rape. I didn't know it was there for years...)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (This is Chicago's book! Mayor Daley is trying to make everyone read it.)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (Senior year in HS, English class)
The Pigman by Paul Zindel (I still love this book)
Deenie by Judy Blume
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden (I really want to read this again.)
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (Not SHEL! How can they ban Shel?! He's a genius.)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Mom made me read it before 8th grade, and it still blows my mind. Love it.)
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) (I took them out of the library, because I love the fairy tale, not quite knowing what I was doing. I was 16. Why did they let me take them out? LOL I'd love to buy them, though.)
Cujo by Stephen King (Okay, never read it, but this was our nickname for Liesl. : ) )
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (Josh's favorite!)
Are You There, God? Itís Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney (I love the whole trilogy.)
Carrie by Stephen King (8th grade. My friends' parents were horrified.)
Family Secrets by Norma Klein (I've read everything by her. She rocked so much.)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (7th grade English was a good time for banned books, I guess)
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene (I still read this and the sequel. Beautiful books.)
The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts (This author also wrote Sunfire books. That's how I found this one)
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney (This was scary, but is that a reason to ban it?!)

41 of 100. not bad.....

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