Friday, September 30, 2011
The Book Blogger Hop hosted by crazy-for-books.com. Click on the icon above to be taken to a list of book blogs...it's enjoyable to peruse and you may just find a couple of fun blogs to follow! This week's question:
“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?”
Answer: His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. This series is soooo good and seriously misunderstood by the Christian (mainly Catholic) community. This misunderstanding caused a great controversy surrounding these books. In fact, I once recommended this series to a young reader and her mother was furious about it once the mother's friend told her the books are "anti-Christian." I disagree wholeheartedly with that statement but if you only look at the books at the most surface-level and ignore the (quite obvious) themes then I suppose you could make that mistake.
Ah banned books - isn't it funny that the most frequently challenged books also happen to be excellent (often award-winning) books?