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Question Posted Sunday April 5 2009, 10:06 pm

okay so you know the book crank?
by ellen something or other? it's about like how some girl gets addicted to like crack or something and how she loses herself to it. and how she like gets herself back right?
well they even have it at my school library, and everyone at my school is reading it.
i go to a public school, and my older sister goes to a private lutheran school.
she claims that one of her classmates got like 5 detentions just for having that book at school.
their school is a little different though...
and she does have a history of making things up.
and right before she told my mom this, i wouldn't let her use my shampoo & conditioner. i think this was some type of revenge?

anyways, my mom took it away from me after that and was like "i wonder if i should send you to a religious school before you go over the deep end."
and i'm like WHAT?! because i've never done drugs or even come close to them. i make good grades, and good decisions, and i don't see why she'd even say that.
just because of a few books i read.
and i've read like burned, by that same author and she didn't have a problem with that.
so she took the book away, and won't let me read it.
of course i'm just gonna read it somewhere else, because i should be able to decide what i read.
what do you guys think?
i'm 14/f if that has a difference.


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Additional info, added Sunday April 5 2009, 10:08 pm:
plus, i'm really mature if that makes another difference?.

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Melody answered Wednesday April 8 2009, 12:19 am:
I read a ton of books, and many of them have been very contraversial. I get most of them from my public school library as well.

Crank (It's Ellen Hopkins by the way) was one of the worst I have read. I am a little on edge about whether or not it should have been in the library at all. There is also a sequel called Glass that was equally disturbing. Burned was also messed up, as was Identical. Identical is one of her newer books that has just as much drug use along with promiscuous sex and incest. It was so disturbing that it made me sick to my stomach and made my skin crawl.

Books such as:
-Crank, Burned, Glass, & Identical
-Lovely Bones & Lucky; By Alice Sebold
-Go Ask Alice; Author unknown

are all books that have been banned in many public libraries, and for good reason. It takes a very mature reader to be able to read the books without it effecting them. I read Go Ask Alice as a young girl, and it effected me a lot.

These books literally make me sick, but at the same time I like the fact that I have the freedom and the right to read them at my school. You should respect your mom's wishes. I don't know if I would want my children reading these books, though I would still probably let them. I believe in a cruel way, this has made me feel lucky that I have not fallen victim to these things, and I believe in the end it will keep me from ever falling victim.

Talk to your mom, and tell her how you feel.

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myurlisunimportant answered Monday April 6 2009, 2:02 am:
You should probably tell her read some pages? I read it a long time ago so I don't really remember it very well.

But I remember thinking how unappealing everything was. It doesn't convince you to do any of that.

It was interesting to read in a point of view of someone doing that stuff. I learned a lot of things so that's why I'd keep reading it.

But it doesn't necessarily mean I'd do the same things.

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itdependsonyoux3 answered Monday April 6 2009, 1:58 am:
Mature or not, you should be able to read that book. you are a teenager and should be learning about what's out there, yuh know? I love to read, and I have read that book, I'm 16/f and I have never ever done drugs or anything in my life and that book didn't influence me to do anything. it taught me a lesson, a very good lesson, that I should stick t my morals and not try any drugs because it's not worth it.
That book isn't bad at all and it was made for teenagers to read and educate themselves in making right decisions. It wasn't meant to be banned from you by your parents and teachers. I completly agree with you, and it's just silly. I mean, it's in a PUBLIC SCHOOL for crying out loud, public schools don't just put bad books in their libraries. seriously haha.
But just so you know, it's a good book. you should read it :] oh andd. you're so right. and I'm happy that you are a good kidd on the right side of the tracks :] !
xxo. have fun and good luck :] read onnnn.

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