The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Should Be Banned Essay

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Once said by the famous Stephen Chbosky, “Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes ours ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.” I think this book should be banned because it displays delicate and sensitive material and would put bad images into the younger generation 's minds and be corrupted by it. It should only be read by high school and college students because the material in the book can be understood by those age groups and they would know how to handle it and not be discouraged by it. The reasons why this particular book was banned/challenged is because of sexual situations, drug abuse, profanity, coming of age, sexuality, sex, love, alcohol, and torture shown throughout the book. …show more content…
Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye, and that novel is one among many controversial novels that Charlie mentions reading. The protagonists of both novels experience the angst of adolescence and the feelings of being outsiders. Moreover, both novels portray the thoughts and feelings of teenage boys with realistic candor. As a result of this realism, The Perks Of Being a Wallflower has shared a similarity with the earlier novel in having become a target of people who wish to ban the novel because of its honest discussion of suicide and references to sexuality. (Boyle …show more content…
One of the reasons why the book was banned is because it contained material related to sex and in many people’s eyes, that wasn’t very appropriate for an author to put into a book. “But over the summer, she had her braces taken off, and she got a lot taller and prettier and grew breasts. Now, she acts a lot dumber in the hallways, especially when boys are around.” (Chbosky pg.6-7) Another reason why this book was banned because of its use of drugs and alcohol. “Patrick and Brad both got pretty drunk at this party. Actually, Patrick said Brad was pretending to be a lot drunker than he really was.” (Chbosky pg. 43)

To sum this all up, this book was banned because of drug, alcohol, sex, many other banned worthy books have been banned for. The Perks Of Being a Wallflower was banned for good reason so the youth of today don’t get corrupted by the material in the book. Many people may agree or disagree with me because of what I’ve said previously, and thats okay because everyone has their own opinion on many things, including why this book should/shouldn’t be banned from everywhere in the

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