8. “Scary Stories” (series), by Alvin Schwartz
Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
I remember reading Alvin Schwartz’s “Scary Stories” as a child at sleepovers. There is something delicious about hiding under the covers with a flashlight, unable to continue reading but also unable to look away. These stories are absolutely classic and terrifying; something everyone will enjoy.
7. “Looking for Alaska,” by John Green.
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
John Green has recently risen to internet fame with his YouTube videos and beautifully written young adult novels. “Looking for Alaska” is one of the latter. In it, Miles “Pudge” Walter goes in search of something exciting, only to find exactly what he’s looking for: Alaska Young, a young, beautiful, crazy girl who steals his heart.
Read more: And Tango Makes Three, banned books, beloved, captain underpants, censorship, Fifty Shades of Grey, looking for alaska, reading freedom, scary stories, the absolutely true diary of a part-time indian, the glass castle, the kite runner, thirteen reasons why
Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may
not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.