If you’re a bookworm, you’ve probably heard of some of these books. But have you heard that they’re the most feared books in America? That’s right—these 24 books, which include everything from the Bible to Fifty Shades of Grey, are the books that librarians most frequently get asked to remove from shelves due to their offensive language, sexual content, and/or suitability for their intended age group.
Despite how often these books come under fire, though, there’s just no denying that they’re bestsellers for a reason—they’re good. If you haven’t read them yet (or even if you have), what are you waiting for? It’s time to dive into these 24 examples of American literature!
Some books are considered subversive or dangerous because they contain certain words or ideas Sometimes it’s not so much the story that makes a book dangerous as the words or ideas within. These books are considered subversive or dangerous because they contain certain words or ideas. They may be offensive, they may be unsuitable for the age group, or they may generally go against what society considers ordinary and correct. Other objections are Violence, Homosexuality, Religious Viewpoint, Occult, Nudity, Racism and Drugs.