Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Central Fla. Mom Says Assigned School Novel Is Porn

Yeah lady, ban the book. I'm sure your 17 year old High School Junior 11th grade daughter knows nothing about sex and this book might really twist her fragile mind. In the meantime, the girl is probably off watching MTV, playing Grand Theft Auto, and having to sneak out of the house to hang out with her friends (which could include, ohmygawd...BOYS!!). I bet her daughter has been thoroughly embarrassed by this episode of her mother trying to censor books for the entire school district. And another thing, when will people figure out that trying to get books banned or censor things only gets it all the more attention. Kids will now want to read this book even more - mission accomplished as they say.

A mother of an 11th grade student in Deland filed a formal complaint Tuesday claiming a book her daughter was assigned to read by her literature teacher is pornography. Vikki Reed said a 1992 novel, "Cracking India" by Bapsi Sihwal, given to her daughter to read by a Deland High School teacher is not suitable for students and should be banned. The novel details historic events in India in the 1940s through the eyes of a young girl. However, Reed says it discusses oral sex and should not be assigned to students.
Here's the article: local6.com - News - Central Fla. Mom Says Assigned School Novel Is Porn

Here's a link to the book on Amazon: Cracking India

Here's a link to what I am assuming are the offending pages: the offending pages would include 172-3. So it's a bit graphic and wierd in that it involves cousins, but hello people...this isn't elementary school. Presumably someone about to finish HS is mature enough for this?


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