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It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that." J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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 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 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!

stargazerpuj 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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