Young Adults Banned Books

Banned Book Week – Banned Young Adult

The following books/series are a huge hit with teens and adults alike. Yet they are some of the most continuously challenged and banned books of the last 10 years.

The Complete Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Harry potter series

US readers $57.54 (through Pottermore) click HERE!

About the book:

Harry Potter is only 11 years old when he finds out that he’s a wizard. The series follows his life in the wizarding world and the challenges he must face.

His Dark Materials (series) by Philip Pullman

His dark materials

US readers $13.84, click HERE!

About the book:

In the epic trilogy His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman unlocks the door to worlds parallel to our own. Dæmons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called Dust just might have the power to unite the universes–if it isn’t destroyed first. The three books in Pullman’s heroic fantasy series, published as trade paperbacks, are united here in one dazzling boxed set that includes The Golden CompassThe Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. In these new editions, each chapter opens with artwork by Pullman himself, along with chapter quotations from the likes of Milton, Donne, Black, Byron, and the Bible that did not appear in earlier editions. Join Lyra, Pantalaimon, Will, and the rest as they embark on the most breathtaking, heartbreaking adventure of their lives. The fate of the universe is in their hands.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

A wrinkle in time

US readers $4.99, click HERE!

About the book:

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

The perks of being a wallflower

US readers$6.83, click HERE!

About the book:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

 

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