Because I want to be able to finish this reading challenge as early as possible, it took me two short nights to finish Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. This short yet controversial book is reportedly banned due to its considered ‘soft pornography’ content.
Intrigued, I read this novel with anticipation for something gross, pornographic and offensive words about sex and rape. On the other hand, I am quite surprised. I have read nothing offensive or sensual in particular.
I understand that schools and professors who wanted banning of Speak among youths are conservative enough. But come on, Anderson’s novel about a teenager who was raped isn’t that bad. It actually promotes rape victims, young or not, to speak up. It an eye opener and not an endorser of rape.
Note: A full length review for Speak is coming.
So there you go for my Banned book for my 2015 Reading Challenge.
Next up! A book from the author you love that you haven’t read yet. Clue? The author’s initial is G.S. 😉