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'Twilight' series on list of challenged books

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Instead of being open-minded about thought-provoking literature (I'm talking more about To Kill a Mockingbird than Twilight), people just get uncomfortable with these challenges to their values and try to ban them.

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Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” (language, racism)

It makes no sense to me how this book could be dangerous to anyone. Of course it contains racism, it was trying to make a POINT about it. It raises issues that young people SHOULD be exposed to (I read it in high school, which I think is totally an appropriate age). Most of those other books I feel the same way about. People will find anything to be outraged over.

As for Twilight... That should be banned anyway, haha.

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Maybe if there were more morbidly obsese goth girls on the council it would be alright?

I thought it would be challenged because it's a rubbish series of books? Also, "The Catcher in the Rye"= Yawn-fest.

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Banned books?

Thanks for a new to-read list. LOL. But I'll pass on "Twilight." Couldn't get past the first book. Too much teenage insecurity. Maybe a good read for aspiring shrinks?

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Let's not forget there is intolerance of literature coming from all groups that are tightly beholden to concepts of identity, politics, sexuality and religion. Hence, Agatha Christie's novel "Ten Little Indians" is no longer published under that title and I doubt it is still published under its original British title. I'd be more curious to read the list of the 81 banned books than silly ones like "Twighlight" or the ones that don't even get into the library to begin with or that are selectively removed for being no longer of mainstream thought.

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Meyer’s multimillion-selling “Twilight” series was ranked No. 5 on the annual report of “challenged books” released Wednesday by the American Library Association

Isn't author Stephanie Meyer an active member of the LDS (Morman) Church which is considered to be a conservative religious group?

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That is sooo stupid! These books are just for entertainment! I don't see the reason to ban these books.

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So does this mean that many Christians believe in the existence of the fabled vampires, werewolves, witches, wizards, and the like? Now, THAT is scary.

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FYI: Many mainline Protestant denominations don't consider the LDS Church to be Christian.

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Although it's an awful book it's in a great company. It's a sort of must read book list.

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SilverStar:The bible is just one big "fable". Pretty strange that religious people are so insecure that they are threatened by competing books.

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Thats right, Stephanie Meyers is a member of the LDS church which is a christian church despite what others may think.

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Quote: The ALA defines a challenge as a “formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness.”

Well, maybe they do, but I would like to challenge the use of this word. Dos it mean that these books are facing an external challenge? They are books that someone for whatever reason has objected to, or protested/complained about. Problematical books? Controversial books? OK, maybe I am mentally challenged, (facing an internal challenge?) but surely there must be a better word here.

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Sorry... but the Twilight series IS daft. It is by no means a "must read" for anyone, unless of course you want to expose yourself to a schmaltzy non-plot and the worst prose outside of zombie schlock novels. As for Christian groups, well, they don't possess a whole lot of intelligence either—especially since they insist on believing every word in a book that is even further removed from reality than Twilight.

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