The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

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Over the years, there have been many controversial books that have been banned or nearly banned. These books include Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Phillip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, and many others, as stated in Britney Wilkins’ article, “50 Banned Books That Everyone Should Read.” However, in the last twenty years, three book series, particularly geared toward youth and young adults, have come under fire for their candid, fictional portrayal of young peoples’ search for identity, love, understanding, and solutions, in the worlds of monsters, magic, gods, and the overall supernatural. The dark messages and images dealing with the supernatural, that was supposedly a part of real life, caused thousands of parents, educators, and members of religious communities to call for the banishment of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series from schools, public libraries, bookstores, and other book selling companies.

Some people by reading Twilight learn there are consequences on how every decision can permanently change your life. In a personal interview, Cheryl Calder stated that “While some people don 't like that Twilight series of books, due to religious beliefs, others feel there are many lessons to be learned from them.” Stephenie Meyer, the author of…

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