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.
FIVE BOOKS THAT WERE RIGHTFULLY BANNED OR SHOULD BE BANNED
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.
2. LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
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.