Illegal Banned Book Library In a Private School

This, if real, is over the top cool.

I go to a private school that is rather strict. Recently, the principal and school teacher council released a (very long) list of books we’re not allowed to read. I was absolutely appalled, because a large number of the books were classics and others that are my favorites. One of my personal favorites, The Catcher in the Rye, was on the list, so I decided to bring it to school to see if I would really get in trouble. Well… I did but not too much. Then (surprise!) a boy in my English class asked if he could borrow the book, because he heard it was very good AND it was banned! This happened a lot and my locker got to overflowing with the banned books, so I decided to put the unoccupied locker next to me to a good use. I now have 62 books in that locker, about half of what was on the list. I took care only to bring the books with literary quality. Some of these books are:


Hat Tip Sean Archer

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7 thoughts on “Illegal Banned Book Library In a Private School

  1. About Banned Books:

    Some things need to be banned. It sounds harsh, but think about it- We don’t let porn in libraries for kids, or bomb making instructions in school libraries, do we?

    Some things are just as dangerous, such as hate speech against a minority group or even a religion.

    One such book is going around on line, which means that no body in the world governs it at all. The only thing we can do is try to stop the publisher, Orange Cat Publishing, from releasing the work this October first.

    It’s called Keeley Thomson:Demon Girl and is by K.L. Byron. Kids have already been reading it illegally (file sharing sites and a leaked copy) online.

    We must work together to stop such things, or the whole Christian faith will be threatened!

    Thank you for choosing to work with us against works that promote distain for Christian thought.

  2. This person has probably graduated by now. I hope they’ve passed on the tradition and the collection to someone else.

  3. I’m reminded of the song from the musical “The Fantasticks”…

    Why did the kids put beans in their ears?
    No on can hear with beans in their ears.
    After a while the reason appears,
    They did it cuz we said NO!

    If I were the headmaster of a private school, those would be some of the precise books I would “ban” in the full expectation that they’d be passed around — all the students sniggering behind my back at how they’re pulling a fast one on me.

  4. Wow, G.G., if a single book of fiction can threaten a religion that’s two millenia old and has hundreds of millions of adherents in various forms, I wonder why someone hasn’t put it out of its misery before.

    Oh, wait, this is one of those stealth marketing campaigns, where you pretend to be concerned so we all go out and buy this book to spite you? Why else would you target Freethought Blogs rather than one of the millions of Christianity-based* sites? It’s not like most people here will find ‘because it mocks Christianity’ as compelling an argument to get rid of the book. Quite the opposite.

    * Or even a neutral parenting site.

  5. @Becca Stareyes

    There’s already one book of fiction that threatens the faith of the millions of christians worldwide, its called the bible. They just have to actually READ it

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