Thursday, September 27, 2012

Banned Books Week Hop (Ends 10/6) WW


Welcome to the 2nd Annual Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Co -hosted by Jen @ I Read Banned Books.

September 28th to October 6th

Banned Books Week is special for me.  Let me tell you a story.  Last year, I didn't participate in this book hop because I thought, "I don't read banned books."  But I decided to enter the giveaways, and as I did, I discovered that maybe I do read banned books.  And it was because of a giveaway last year that I won The Hunger Games.  I didn't read it till this year, but I was so glad.  

So I am making my giveaway very, very easy.  It is open worldwide, and one reader will win a banned book (as long as it is under $15) from any banned book list.  Here are some you can look at:

So enter on the rafflecopter below by 9 P.M. Pacific time on October 6.  And don't forget to hop on to the other blogs for more chances to win books!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


114 comments:

  1. Last year I read Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott... Man what I powerful read. I really enjoy reading banned books. They always tend to be my favorite books.

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  2. I've been unconsciously reading a lot of banned books this year. I don't remember the last one I read, but I picked up Fahrenheit 451 a while back and loved it.

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

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  3. i would like to read the troligy of the hunger games ( and i did read harry potter)

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  4. I was also quite surprised that I had read books off the 'banned books' list! I loved 'Forever', and 'are you there god it's me margaret' by judy blume when I was younger, although I can kind of see why 'forever' might not be everybody's taste - naming boys naughty bits for a start!

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  5. +JMJ+

    I'd say that my favourite "banned book" is The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. But I really don't think of it as "banned"--and I don't want to, because it's a label that doesn't actually say anything about about the book it was slapped on. I think some "banned books" are very good (and that some are mediocre--LOL!); and I think that some "non-banned books" are also very good.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Ruth! =)

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  6. I really don`t get why some books are banned. Everybody knows you shouldn`t give books to kids which have adult subjects. I loved The Lovely Bones.

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  7. my favourite is the harry potter series. but i also liked fahrenheit, when we read it in school. and i shouldn't forget the lord of the rings series. some people are really stupid to ban such books.

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  8. My favorite "banned" book is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee however I would love to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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  9. I have never told my children they can't read a book. I monitor for age appropriate, but if its a sensitive subject the read it and we talk about it. The books on those lists are ridiculous and the idea that anyone can tell me what my children can read starts a fight I won't back down from. How is anything written by Judy Blume bad for children? Parents need to make these decisions, not a group of people who are forcing their beliefs on others.
    plw1075@yahoo.com

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  10. My favourite would be the harry potter series.

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  11. My favorite banned book is The Hunger Games, although I have to admit that I haven't read many of the others. Maybe that will change one day though, I'd love to go back and read some classics.

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  12. One of my favorite books of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird. Regularly challenged, I see.

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  13. one recent book , Growing Up Amish: A Memoir, by Ira Wagler, was banned by some local [to him] bookstores b/c he exposes some of the AMish ways/thoughts from his perspectives. I luved the book :)
    thx for the giveaway generosity, Ruth!

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  14. I would like to read Gone With The Wind! And, my favorite is Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

    Marijana Sitar

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  15. I would like to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower. julierupert@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to read The Perks of Being of Wallflower and my favorite is The Hunger Games.

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  17. I would like to read Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth. I have read several books on Adler & Robin Books' list - some of them for school! I would like to say that I am surprised by what is on the list but ... no. I can only shake my head.

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  18. I recently read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and really loved it. I'm most of the way through Lord of the Flies and plan to finish so I can post on it for banned book week.

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  19. I have read quite a few, I didn't realize how many books hold the banned book title. The Giver is one of my favorites.

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  20. The one from the list I most want to read is Gone with the Wind.

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  21. My favorite one is Of Mice and Men. And I'd like to read My Sister's Keeper. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  22. My 3 favorite banned book series are Harry Potter, Twilight & The Hunger Games. I would like to read To Kill A Mockingbird.

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  23. I also didn't realize all the books that were on the ban list. What's strange, is we were required to read a lot of these books in high school. I say, if you don't like it, don't read it. Don't censor it for everyone. Thanks for hop!

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  24. I loved The Giver and the Hunger Games trilogy! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  25. I've read a few banned books and I would like to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  26. Banning of books of any kind just breaks my heart. As a huge reader I just never understood this. I can understand why some books are not allowed in schools, mainly due to being not appropriate for children of that age group. My fav's are Harry Potter, I am book 4 and hoping to finish them all!

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  27. My favorite, frequently banned author is Ellen Hopkins

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  28. It's surprising seeing some of the banned books. One of my fav is The Outsiders.

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  29. My favourite banned book is Fahrenheit 451.
    (Beth Gal)

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  30. My favorite is Harry Potter. There's plenty I'd love to read, like Gone with the Wind.

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  31. I didn't even know that Harry Potter or Candide was banned, but I love them :D

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  32. I've read a lot of banned YA books, but not a lot of adult ones. Would love to read more of Kurt Vonnegut, for instance.

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  33. I've read To Kill a Mockingbird and I like it.. I want to read Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  34. I'd like to read Hunger Games. Liked GG very much though

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  35. I'd like to read The Hunger Games :)

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  36. My favourite banned book is The Hunger Games, and I really want to read The Bell Jar.

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  37. My favorite banned books are Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and To Kill a Mockingbird!
    Lacey T

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  38. Love reading banned books. My favorites are Harry potter, the hunger games, lolita, perks of being a wallflower and many more

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  39. A favorite banned book would be Crank!

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  40. I want to read the 2nd and 3rd books from Hunger Games

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  41. I always have found it ironic that Brave New World was on the Banned Book Lost because it was part of our required reading list in Grade 12

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  42. I'd choose ttyl! I am very interested in the epistolary style of reading and would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  43. My favorite series are all banned - Harry Potter, Twilight Saga, Hunger Games:)

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  44. I think many banned books are very good. I don't understand banning books. I support freedom of speech and freedom of choice. If there is a reader for a book, then why not.

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  45. I love some of the banned series as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Gossip Girl and a few books. My favorite is The perks of being a wallflower

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  46. My fav is hunger games.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  47. Hi Ruth :) It's me, Ara :D Thanks so much for this giveaway :D Well, I don't like the fact that there are banned books. I mean, we should be able to read what we want, right?

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  48. My favourite banned/challenged books are the Harry Potter series and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thank you. :)

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  49. My Favorite would have to be the Hunger Games or Harry Potter.

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  50. Apparently I've read them and didn't know..Harry Potter, Hunger Games and a Wrinkle in Time

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  51. I'm surprised at many of the books on the "banned" lists: Of Mice and Men, A Wrinkle in Time, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I remember reading these classics when I was a kid!! A banned book that I really want to read is The Perks of Being a Wallflower, thanks!

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  52. My fave would be the Hunger Games.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  53. My favorite banned books are the Harry Potter series.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    (Caroline F. on Rafflecopter)

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  54. I liked The Hunger Games and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen!

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  55. Last banned book I've read was The Hunger Games, and I like to read Where the Wild Things Are, I've heard great things about that book.

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  56. John Green's Looking for Alaska

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  57. I'd really like to read What My Mother Doesn't Know, or Pretty Amy

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  58. I read the Bible in high school! public high school.

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  59. My favorite banned book is Brave New World. I just reread it again this year and it was as fascinating as I remembered it the first time!

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  60. I couldn't believe how many banned books I'd read! I guess I'm just a bad-a** that way:)

    (tennille fraser stuff)

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  61. some of the banned books in the list are the very books that made me fall in love with reading as a kid. Harry potter, to kill a mockingbird, the scarlett letter....

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  62. I tend to find that banned books are some of my favorites because they are the most powerful and challenging.

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  63. I'm really enjoying this hop; you can get to know knew books and perhaps something you didn't know about a book you already liked!Most cool books have been banned or censored somewhere, which is sad, taking the right of people to READ, to do what they want! But it still happens, and I think it's a cause woth fighting for!

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  64. I am always surprised when a book gets banned because I thought the US was so against censorship.

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  65. I'd love to read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. My favorite banned book is Bridge to Terabithia. :)

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  67. I LOVED reading The Hunger Games trilogy :)

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  68. I loved A Wrinkle in Time when I was growing up. 1984 was a very interesting book too!
    Mel

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  69. I would really like to read Killing Mr Griffin by Lois Duncan. I really enjoyed reading 1984.

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  70. I would love to read Forever by Judy Blume and Crank!!!

    x

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  71. Well I've read only the Harry Potter books and the Hunger Games trilogy. I'm really looking forward to reading Crank.. I think it's banned or at least challenged. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  72. I'm always very surprised at what books are listed as challenged or banned - it seems there are more and more reasons every year to ban books that I have read and loved - and encourage my children to read as well (ie Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Where the Wild Things Are)

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  73. My favorite is To kill a mockingbird.
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

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  74. I would love to read Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  75. There are so many banned books I love! The Outsiders, the Giver, Bridge to Terabithia, Harry Potter, Hunger Games...

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  76. The government bans books to (try) control their citizens.

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  77. I was like you before I enter to the giveaway this time. I thought I didn't read banned books, but then I realized that some of my favorite books happens to be banned. So I really like this hop. I have read the Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games and Water for Elephants, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twilight and some others. They're really good and I haven't become a serial killer because I read them, so I don't really understand why they're banned, just because they're kind of different and popular. What about the authors spending weeks, months and maybe even years trying to write their books? All their hard work is suppose to go to hell just because someone thought that their books weren't good enough for other people to read? It just doesn't make sense to me.

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  78. i've been reading books I didn't even realized was banned or challenged like hunger games, to kill a mockingbird, harry potter, the great gatsby, etc seems kind of crazy like the most popular books are the ones that are "banned"
    carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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  79. I really enjoyed The Hunger Games books, though I understand why they made some people uneasy.

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  80. My favourite banned books are the Harry Potter series and I've only read the first book in the Hunger Games series, but I loved it, so need to check out the next two!

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  81. i dont believe in censoring books. I mean a ton of these i had to read in school

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  82. My favorite banned book is The Hunger Games series and i've read a few of the classic ones, Bridge to Terbithia, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dear God it's me Margaret. After seeing the 'list' i didn't know about alot of them. I haven't read Harry Potter yet, but would like to.

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  83. I can't imagine how different it would have been growing up without Judy Blume, Madeline L'Engle, Roald Dahl... no one should have to miss out on any book because of the opinion of another..especially in a country that used to stand for free speech here at home, and around the world...

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  84. My favorites are A Wrinkle in Time and The Golden Compass~ looking over the list I saw a lot of books I've read on the banned list that I wasn't aware were challenged/banned!

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  85. Most of the books that were on my reading lists in school are on these 'banned' lists - whether I enjoyed them or not, I cannot imagine why they are considered dangerous.

    I've been meaning to read the Hunger Games for a while now, but I was surprised to see that it was on a 'banned' list.

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  87. I can't believe Harry Potter is banned :O

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  88. I love the Lord of the Rings and I see no reason it should be banned.

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  89. There are a lot of my favorite books are in the banned books list: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, Flowers for Algernon, Pillars of the Earth.

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  90. I loved To Kill a Mockingbird and Harry Potter. Some of the banned books are really, I mean REALLY, good.

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  91. I really love some banned books, like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Catcher in the Rye :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

    Rabiah (on Rafflecopter)

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  92. my fav are harry potter and hunger games!
    thanks for making this international!

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  93. I would have to say the Twilight series, the Vampire Academy series, Chris Crutcher's books, & the Harry Potter series.

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  94. I Would Love To Read The New Edition Of Anne Frank

    darleneysaguirre@yahoo.com

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  95. I was surprised to find that many of the books I was required to read in high school were on the banned/ challenged list... if I had known that, maybe I would have actually read them in high school LOL
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  96. Two of my all time favorite is Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games Trilogy and I didn't know that they were banned or challenged until this week.

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  97. I love Harry Potter and the Hunger Games

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  98. One of my favorite banned books are The Hunger Games trilogy.

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  99. I believe banning or challenging books infringes on freedom of speech

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  100. I would really like to read The Hunger Games!
    Maya TheBee

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  101. My favorite is the Hunger Games!

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  102. I think it's important to challenge books that may be inappropriate for children as a form of censorship. But, I don't believe in banning books unless the work is obviously hate literature. I can't tolerate any forms of racism, sexism, ageism, or any other forms of discrimination. Thanks for participating in this giveaway. It's always important to look at banned books in retrospect.

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  103. To kill a mockingbird is my fav. banned book.

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  104. Some of my favorite all time books are on the banned list including Harry Potter and To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  105. My favorite banned books are To Kill a Mockingbird and What My Mother Doesn't Know.
    Thanks!

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  106. My fav. banned book is To Kill A Mockingbird

    Jolene A

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  107. There are so many on the list that were required reading when I was younger. My favorite is 1984.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  108. I read Forever by Judy Blume and Loved it :)

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  109. I think it's ridiculous that books are challenged for something as stupid as the author holding a cigarette in his picture.

    Thanks!

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  110. I think I would like to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  111. Banning books is wrong. Only parents have the right and responsibility to monitor their children's reading choices up to the point that they reach emotional maturity.

    I have read several banned books for school and/or pleasure and I enjoyed them.

    I would like to read The Chocolate War.

    Thanks :)

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  112. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    Thanks for the contest.

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