I'm going to throw out some titles, and you tell me what they have in common, okay? Lord of the Flies. The Catcher in the Rye. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A Wrinkle in Time. The Hunger Games.
If you guessed that these books have all been banned from schools and libraries, you're correct. This year, The Hunger Games joined the American Library Association's list of "most challenged books" -- i.e., books that have caused people to issue formal complaints asking that the offensive material be removed from public access. Believe it or not, The Hunger Games is so controversial, it's become the third most challenged book in America.
Being as how it's officially Banned Books Week, I've got a great idea for how to celebrate! Unfortunately, it'll require you to slap on your devil horns, fire up your cuss-hole, and toss your family values into the gutter.