Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why I Love Wednesdays...Book from Banned Book List

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns a book from the banned book list (found here)

Why I Love...The Hunger Games!!

Oh this was so easy.  Well first, if you haven't noticed, it's kind of dystopian week.  Since I have previously discussed my love for banned book, To Kill a Mockingbird, it was pretty easy to go with The Hunger Games this week (plus the dystopian thing).  Heads up... the dystopian themed giveaway goes up  on Friday :)

I imagine that The Hunger Games is constantly challenged because of the violence and devastating darkness.  I might be a bit scarred by it.  BUT if I would not have read this trilogy, I would have missed out on storytelling at its finest.  It describes a human tragedy that is very real and not impossible considering all the anger, hatred, and politics that goes on today.  I love this book and series because I connected with the characters in a very real way.  The constant emotional upheavals are exciting and exhausting at the same time. I think Ms. Collins created a world that I couldn't walk away from.  I felt every joy, tragedy and all the emotions in between.  The characters were human but different because of all the things they had to go through.  Some of the characters were just strange.  Imagine meeting the people in the capitol...eww!  Dystopians have exploded onto the scene but I can honestly say that few will touch this series.  Not only does it have Peeta but it has the absolutely fab-tastic writing of Ms. Suzanne Collins.

No one should be able to curtail anyone's speech.  I also think that challenging books because "you" don't like them or "you" think they are too violent is selfish.  Everyone and every parent deserves to make this decision for them self.  It's funny because there seems to be a trend where people don't like being told what to do but they want to tell others what to do.  Okay...getting off topic. I LOVE the Hunger Games.  The writing is awesome, the story is awesome, and it will stay with me for a long time.  I really do feel sorry for people who are missing out on this story.  If you haven't read it, go get it NOW!  And when you do, say hi to Peeta for me :)

Which books do you love from the challenged books list? What do you feel about people challenging books?  Is there ever a situation when this is okay?  Feel free to create your own post and link up.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!

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P.S.  Anyone wondering about the explosion of posts over here?  Me too.  I find myself visiting Reflection of a Bookaholic and there seems to be a new post every time ;)  In case you are wondering, if it seems like I'm posting more, I'm not really.  I usually post 5 days a week but the follower appreciation extravaganza giveaway posts are currently filling the other two days.  I didn't want to upset content during the giveaway.

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