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Banned Book Week

September 24-October 1, 2011

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2011

Retained in the Ponus Ridge Middle School library in Norwalk (CN). While some critics decry its style as "grammatically incorrect," most who take exception point to its "foul language," sexual content, and questionable sexual behavior. It is the first book written entirely in the format of instant messaging - the title itself is a shorthand reference to "talk to you later."

2010

Challenged, but retained at the John Muir Middle School library in Wausau (WI) despite a parent's request that the book be removed because of sexually explicit content. Retained in the Ponus Ridge Middle School library in Norwalk (CN). While many critics decry its style as "grammatically incorrect," most who take exception point to its foul language, sexual content, and questionable sexual behavior.

2009

Challenged in the Round Rock (TX) Independent School District middle school library due to the book's descriptions of sex, porn, alcohol, and inappropriate teacher-student relationships. The school offers parents the ability to tell the school if they do not want their children to check out particular books at the library.

2008

Challenged at the William Floyd Middle School library in Mastic (NY) because the book includes "curse words, crude references to the male and female anatomy, sex acts and adult situations like drinking alcohol and flirtation with a teacher that almost goes too far." A spokesperson for the William Floyd School District said the book will remain in the library and that the book is very popular with students across the country. The spokesperson also said unlike many books that young people read, the book deals with controversial subjects without glorifying negative behaviors.

2007

Challenged at the William Floyd Middle School library in Mastic (NY) because the book includes "curse words, crude references to the male and female anatomy, sex acts and adult situations like drinking alcohol and flirtation with a teacher that almost goes too far." A spokesperson for the William Floyd School District said the book will remain in the library and that the book is very popular with students across the country. The spokesperson also said unlike many books that young people read, the book deals with controversial subjects without glorifying negative behaviors.



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