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Normally, I would do my pay it forward, however, I want to use this courage to discuss a book I've sort of put off because, honestly, I wasn't sure if I could really handle talking about it. It's a book that could make its way onto the Banned Book list. And a part of me can't say I'd blame the list makers for adding it.
Here's the book:
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I haven't read the book but just reading about it brought back a painful memory from my teenage years, one of those things that sits at the fringes, delighting me with taunts that it will leave - which I wish it would - then thrusting it's way back when something like this comes along. Thankfully, the years have been kind and some raw emotions are massaged into ease of handling with age and maturity.
Oddly enough, that tiny part of me that can agree with this being on the Banned Book list contradicts itself by agreeing with all the rest of me when I think on how much I would have wanted a book like this when I was fourteen. From the little I've read, this character endured sooo much more than I did. I don't know how well I would have handled being ostracized by everyone. The violation that comes with that event is beyond enough to have to deal with. From reviews I've read, the author did a great job of gripping the reader and making it a really good read. I've added it to my TBR list and look forward to reading it myself.
Speaking of Banned Books, are there any books on the list that you just look at and wonder "Really?" If so, please share in the comments.