Banned Books List

The Most Controversial Books of the Past Year

The Most Controversial Books of the Past Year

Sure, sexual content in books is one popular reason that certain reads are challenged, but other issues linked to banned books may surprise you. With Banned Books Week under way, we're taking a look at the 10 most frequently challenged books of 2012, a list from ALA Office For Intellectual Freedom. In the past, series like The Hunger Games and Twilight have been among the controversial titles, and this year's list features several children's books, a handful of YA novels, and some racy reads like Fifty Shades of Grey. Take a look at the top 10 most challenged books from last year, plus why they made the list.

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