Sarcastic Sundays (On Thursday) – Banned Books Edition

Posted September 26, 2013 by Emily in / 6 Comments

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Welcome to the first edition of “Sarcastic Sundays”. It’s a new feature I came up with when I was “talking” to Fly to the Sky at Read Books and Live Green and Arial at In Italics on Twitter about sarcasm. And then I remembered this post that Emily at Forever Literary wrote called Six Books that May be too Racy for Teens. Thus this post was born. (It can also be considered a follow up to I Just Don’t Understand – Reasons Behind Banned Books).

NOTE: Everything from this point on in italics is meant to be sarcastic. They are things I made up but derived from things I’ve heard or read.

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Is rightfully banned because witches and wizards are evil even though they don’t exist.
If children read this book, they might get the wrong idea.

Rightfully banned because teenagers should not be exposed to the inappropriate cursing in this book.
It’s not like they are exposed to it everyday at school.
We must keep them innocent and their mouths clean.

3. SAT Subject Test
Should be banned because kids should be focused on having fun with friends instead of studying.
Fresh air is good for the mind and soul.

4. Heist Society by Ally Carter
Should be banned because it tells the story of thieves which may confuse children.
It also might cause them to reevaluate their morals and think stealing is cool.
They might idolize the main character who is stealing for a “good” purpose.

5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Should be banned because it involves incest which is unlawful and disgusting.
Even if the characters really aren’t siblings.
Also because it includes mentions of sickening creatures like demons and warlocks.
Who are evil and vile creatures that may corrupt a innocent child’s life.
So that’s the list.
Please remember it was supposed to be sarcastic.
In fact with the exception of the SAT book, I loved reading all the books I said should be banned.

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6 responses to “Sarcastic Sundays (On Thursday) – Banned Books Edition

  1. Are the comments in italics really said by actual people or did you make them up?
    And LOL, at the SAT one, I can’t believe it’s banned. Seriously, don’t parents actually want their kids to study so they can go to a good school and get a good job?
    Awesome fun post Emz! (:

  2. YES SARCASM!!!!
    I totally agree about The Heist Society. That book is so ridiculous and really is one of the top books in the world that deserves to be band. I mean after reading it I had this urge to go rob a bank! Just imagine what it would have done to my future if I had been caught!
    And that SAT book. Thank you for mentioning it. As always those books should be banned and burned!
    And HP! No parents should ever allow their children to read it!
    Thank you for writing this extremely informative post! I’m so glad we share the same views!
    (Please note the sarcasm….)

  3. Omg I cracked up so much! Nice one! I totally understand where you’re coming from, some of the books are banned for like the most stupid reasons. Thanks for sharing!