Banned Book Week Hop/Giveaway: Day Seven
Welcome to day three of the Banned Book Week hop hosted by the lovely ladies at I Read Banned Books and tp://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2011/07/announcing-banned-books-week-giveaway.html">I'm A Reader, Not A Writer. To find more blogs participating click on the names of the blogs.
Today is another series day! The Internet Girls series (ttyl, ttfn, and l8tr, g8tr) by the wonderful Lauren Myracle!
Here's a quick little summary of the first in the series, ttyl:
With the warmth and wisdom she brought to her first novel, Kissing Kate, Lauren Myracle follows the friendship of three fifteen-year-old girls-Angela (SnowAngel), Maddie (mad maddie), and Zoe (zoegirl)-through the roller coaster ride of tenth grade, with its boy temptation, donut runs, driving lessons, math torture, and queen bee encounters.(via LaurenMyracle(dot)com)
The winsome threesome handles it all...then life suddenly jumps the tracks. A jerky boy sends peppy Angela into the dumps. Tough Maddie makes a mistake that has the whole school talking. And good girl Zoe ends up in over her head with a flirty teacher. Just when they need one another most, their friendship seems ready to fall apart.
The distinctive voices of the three girls, as captured in their IMs, give this novel authenticity and heart.
The case against it:
Challenged in the Round Rock (TX) Independent School District middle school library due to the book's descriptions of sex, porn, alcohol, and inappropriate teacher-student relationships. The school offers parents the ability to tell the school if they do not want their children to check out particular books at the library (source).
By the way you have one more day to enter the giveaway! Go, quick! Fill out this form!!!