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Young Adult Reading List
Date Updated: September 2012

Teen Banned Books

 Call Number  Author  Title   Reason
YA FICTION COLLINS Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games (Series) Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
YA FICTION CHBOSKY Chbosky, Stephen The perks of being a wallflower Reasons: anti-family, drugs, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group
YA FICTION MYRACLE Myracle, Lauren ttyl Reasons: drugs, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
YA FICTION HOPKINS Hopkins, Ellen Crank Reasons: drugs, offensive language, and sexually explicit
YA FICTION GO Go Ask Alice Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit
YA FICTION FRIEND Friend, Natasha Lush Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
YA FICTION VON ZIEGESAR Von Ziegesar, Cecily Gossip girl (Series) Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
YA FICTION CORMIER Cormier, Robert The chocolate war Reasons: nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
YA FICTION ROWLING Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (Series) Reasons: occult/Satanism
YA FICTION NAYLOR Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Alice (Series) Reasons: offensive language and sexually explicit
YA FICTION GREENE Greene, Bette Summer of my German soldier Reasons: offensive language, racism, sexually explicit
YA FICTION MYERS Myers, Walter Dean Fallen Angels Reasons: offensive language, racism, violence
YA FICTION SALINGER Salinger, J.D. Catcher in the rye Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
YA FICTION MACKLER Mackler, Carolyn The earth, my butt, and other big, round things Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
YA FICTION ALEXIE Alexie, Sherman The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
YA FICTION PULLMAN Pullman, Philip His Dark Materials (Series) Reasons: political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, and violence
YA FICTION CRUTCHER Crutcher, Chris Whale Talk Reasons: racism, offensive language
YA FICTION MEYER Meyer, Stephanie Twilight (Series) Reasons: religious viewpoint and violence
YA FICTION SONES Sones, Sonya What my mother doesn't know Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
YA FICTION KLAUSE Klause, Annette Curtis Blood and Chocolate Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group