Review: A genie of the lamp grants Weetzie Bat three wishes. The three wishes begin to come true as Weetzie meets her “Secret Agent Lover Man” (named just that), and her gay best friend Dirk meets “Duck.” They all live together in a house in Los Angeles that Dirk inherited from his grandmother. When Weetzie… Continue reading Banned Book Review #4: Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
Review: Arnold Spirit Jr. was born with certain deficiencies. He lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation and attends school there…that is, until he throws a text book at a teacher. The teacher forgives Junior, but urges him to get out of the reservation if he wants to reach his full potential. After that incident, Junior… Continue reading Banned Book #3: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Today’s book review: The Chocolate War by Robert Cromier Review: After the death of his mother, Jerry (a freshman at an all-boy’s prep school) is given an “assignment” by the Vigils, a gang in the school. Jerry is supposed to refuse selling chocolates in the annual sale. Jerry does this, but takes it a step… Continue reading Banned Books Week, part deux
In honor of Banned Books Week, I am going to attempt to post a book review every day this week on books that have been banned or challenged. If you are not familiar with Banned Books Week, let me enlighten you. It is an annual campaign that draws attention to banned/challenged books and celebrates the freedom… Continue reading It’s Banned Books Week…and more!