Banned Books Week

In honor of Banned Books Week and to celebrate my freedom to read, this week I will be re-reading The Outsiders by SE Hinton, one of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books: 1990-1999.

As always, when I see a list of this nature, I get a bit pissed off and think, seriously?  So come on, people, grab a banned book off your shelf and READ!

What banned book will you read this week?


  1. I read this book back in elementary school - my friends and I used to quote from it all the time. I remember the movie version with all those young stars - Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, etc. (Sigh. I'm old.) I then went on and read TEX and RUMBLE FISH, too.

  2. I'm rereading The Higher Power of Lucky. There's a post on my blog about it. Banned because of a single subversive word.

  3. I just watched The Outsiders this week! Wasn't Swayze incredibly dreamy?


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