Just like Leila Roy mentions in her Bookriot article, for me university was all about "broadening horizons, testing boundaries and widening outlook" and I particularly enjoyed being able to learned about the world in general, since I was no longer in the bubble that was my German all-girls school. But I guess everyone is entitled to have their opinion. What truly shocks me and horrifies me a bit is that the student and her parents want to get “...the books eradicated from the system. I don’t want them taught anymore. I don’t want anyone else to have to read this garbage” (Redlands Daily Facts). That one line, immediately takes me back to the burning of books in Germany in the WWII, I mean seriously? They want to eradicate the books? Because they are garbage? I laugh at this, honestly, whenever people mention how terrible some books are, I have to laugh.
We have turned some badly written books (looking at you 50 shades) into MASSIVE bestsellers, but when we get a book written by a well known author with a long career, or we get a book that teaches us about a reality we don't know or want to ignore, then everything changes, that when this books need to be banned! No, dear parents and dear students of the world, please educate yourself before wanting to eradicate the garbage that you think are some books. Before you go on a crusade to ban certain books, go to your local library and check the best sellers list or, better, go to your own book collection and think: what can someone find worthy of eradication on this book?
If you're curious to know which books made the list, here they are: