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7 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned


Books should not be banned for reasons such as “It has swear words” or “It’s too sexy” or “It contains boys who like boys.” No, the only true and acceptable reasons to ban books are “It was too sad, I cried” or “I disliked it personally” or “One time I met the author at a book signing and I accidentally said ‘Love ya, bye,’ and now I can never read anything they have written without reliving my shame.”

So, on the one hand, I think banning books is ridiculous and nobody should be doing it. On the other, I think everyone should stop reading the following books forever, for extremely specific reasons that have nothing to do with the book in question and everything to do with me.