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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Banned Books Week... What Kind of Reader are YOU?

It's Banned Books Week and inquiring minds want to know - what kind of reader are you? Not sure? Take the ACLU's Banned Book Quiz to find out...
Below is a list of 20 of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000. Check the box next to every book you've read to find out if you're a rebellious reader.

c Any book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
c I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
c The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
c The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
c To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
c James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
c Native Son by Richard Wright
c Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
c The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
c The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
c A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
c The Pigman by Paul Zindel
c Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
c The Dead Zone by Stephen King
c A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
c Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
c Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford
c Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
c Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
c Lord of the Flies by William Golding

What Kind of Reader Are You?
How many books did you check off above?

18 - 20: Totally Banned Bookworm

14 - 17: I'll Take Mine in a Plain Brown Wrapper

9 - 13: Brave New Reader

5 - 8: A Little Forbidden Reading Never Hurt Anybody

1 - 4: My Teacher Made Me Read It

0: Literary Lightweight


Marie Cloutier said...

I got 12, some of which I read in high school. I try to read at least one banned/challenged book every year for BBW and some of them are things i've read since school.

Tynga said...

Apparently I'm a literary Lightweight. I've actually read my share of banned books, but not the most challenged =)

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Marie & Tynga!
I'm in between both of you! I'm "A Little Forbidden Reading Never Hurt Anybody"! But I'm going to work my way up a little this week with A Wrinkle in Time, which I started to read and really am enjoying!

I read at least one challenged or banned book each year for BBW too! This year my "official" choice is The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the quiz! Stop by tomorrow and read Carrie Ryan's post on why YA authors write "controversial" books!

Anonymous said...

Interesting quiz!
I haven't read too many from this list - just 6, but I've read them all without realising that they faced any banning.
Where's Waldo was banned?!

Brooke said...

I've read 8 on this list. James and the Giant Peach? Seriously?

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