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Why "Twilight" is Worse Than Just a Bad Book Fear of your lover should never be an aphrodisiac. 'Be very still,' he whispered, as if I wasn't already frozen. Ignorance is an old and retarded idea. I have to agree that banning books is a Little extreme and that parents should be able to sit Down their children and make them understand why they shouldn't read some Things.

Do you understand or agree with any of the reasons for the book being challenged when it was originally published? I'm picturing widespread panic, chaos, and revolts caused by deranged fans... or something similar in that vein. Writers and readers alike need to deal with these concepts equally. The Twilight series is very popular worldwide, especially with teenage girls. The male lead is emotionally and mentally abusive to the female lead, and it lauded as “perfect”. The owner and moderators of this forum are solely responsible for the content posted within this area. GODS. Some scenes in Twilight are questionable, but it's very mild compared to some of my favorite stuff.

The books should have remained banned. While I agree with you that people should not try to ban it (I'm against censorship), I disagree on it being squeaky clean. “The Hunger Games” was banned in 2011, and a parent went to Goffstown school board in New Hampshire saying that the eleven-year-old child had nightmares.

Also, Bella's a bitch, and a Mary Sue. I'd like to adress the following to Zodiac Twelve: You don't like Twilight, it's obvious and I can respect that. For teens right now, there are a lot of controversial books out there. Here’s what we’ll be reading for the rest of the year: In the Top Ten most frequently challenged books in 2009  (source).

In 2014 the first novel in the series was banned again for religious viewpoint and for being unsuited for the age group. You don’t need to believe in anything to read this. Title: Twilight Although he was earning a lot of money in the past, like in 2019 the estimated net worth of Taylor Lautner was the impressive $40 million! The main character has a love for her sister that does not diminish at all throughout the books. If only Stephenie Meyer never published the Twilight series... then us antis wouldn't have to worry about it.

I’ve not read the Twilight series myself, but I know what it’s about, and I know feelings about it run from the Harry-Potter-like fanatical, to the my-three-year-old-nephew-could-have-written-better disdainful. All sex happens behind closed doors,  so you can understand why I'm confused. Despite what many have been led to believe, it wasn’t the Puritans who instilled our perceptions of sexuality. Why "Twilight" is Worse Than Just a Bad Book Fear of your lover should never be an aphrodisiac. I’m not ashamed that I read it. ( Log Out /  First Published: 2005-2008 What exactly the age limit should be is something people aren't necessarily sure about though. It was the district\’s instructional materials specialist who initially \”ordered\” the books removed. The first book in the series hit The New York Times Best Seller list within a month of being released.

kofiwidget2.init('Support Me on Ko-fi', '#46b798', 'B0B0KPOA');kofiwidget2.draw(); Enter your email address to subscribe to my blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. But society also continued to evolve. In fact, the only adjectives I couldn’t apply to them were “evil-promoting,” “devil-worshiping,” and “morals-destroying.” I bought books 3, 4, and 5. CHRISSI: I honestly don’t see why this book is challenged when it’s really a supernatural love story.
That’s only behind closed doors. We all do it. When I did I was totally intrigued by the hype. Banning books is completely ridiculous, even if the book sucks, we all know twilight dose. In May 2009, the series was challenged at Brockbank Junior High in Magna, Utah.

Let’s also remember that we were a fairly enlightened race in 2005 and there was no need (especially this reason!) BETH:  Okay, this book is in no way literary genius and as I mentioned, I do have a few issues with the main relationship as an adult. 3. They’re just candy-reading. This certainly didn’t offend me. No thank you! Most Young Adult novels are typical “coming-of-age” tales that includes sexual awakening and autonomy as key parts of the narrative; of finding one’s self and independent thought. I don't care how mature kids claim to be, because the series promotes necrophilia, zoophilia, paedophilia, and child grooming. In May 2009, the series was challenged at Brockbank Junior High in Magna, Utah. According to the ALA, the most reoccuring reasons that The Twilight Saga is banned are because they are sexually explicit , unsuited  to  its age group and show a religious viewpoint. There are people out there who enjoy the book, even if you don't. Let’s start with religious viewpoint. Although I love Taylor Lautner and his barely legal werewolf vibe, the dude is queerer than a three dollar bill and, thus, sorely miscast as a walking heterosexual hard on.

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\”Eclipse\” has sold more than 4.5 millions copies and \”Breaking Dawn\” (2008) broke a first-day sales record, selling 1.3 million copies in its first day, according to Hachette Book Group USA. When I first thought about the reasons why someone might challenge this book, I immediately thought vampires in the same way that people are against Roald Dahl’s The Witches and Harry Potter for the whole witchy/wizardy aspect. However, it seems that for as many people who hate the series, twice as many love it. Come on, that book is squeaky clean.

Because I know exactly what Meyer believes! We all have our secret snobbishness, I suspect. The book many bloggers hate to admit that they read. One of them happens to be one of my favorite books, "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyers.

I think that readers should be at least eighteen before reading it. They were witty, poignant, fascinating, and a lot of other adjectives. All fluff and fun, no substance. Idk y they don't ban it. I BELIEVE IN BOOK BANNING!!! Bella seems superficial and weak and plays into the stereotype that women are shallow, flighty, and clueless.

The truth is, I don't believe in banning books once you reach the high school level. And respect that people like different things and it would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing. It is also a problem for me that you, a Twitard, even comes here.

The Hunger Games made No. Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood. She is the sister of Ron. According to the Office for Intellectual Freedom, at least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the target of ban attempts. I've had a horror of thought copntrol since I read 1984. I don't understand why the books could be banned for being sexually explicit. Another thing I am curious about is why do you visit this forum? Read them. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Taylor Lautner (@taylorlautner) on May 14, 2019 at 9:53am PDT. And I read them.

And I agree wholeheartedly about censorship. 5 on ALA’s most frequently challenged books, and the whole series later made No. Born in rural Connecticut in 1844, Comstock moved to New York City after serving in the Civil War.

Pretending such issues aren’t on the minds and in the lives of teens is not only naive, it’s irresponsible. That’s not to say someone with conservative values wouldn’t write characters that don’t share those values, but doesn’t it give people any comfort to know that, at least from the viewpoint of moral standards, the author is on the same side? , Pingback: Friday Fives: Favorite Banned Books » Colin D Smith, Pingback: Blog Birthday #3!

Learn how your comment data is processed. The Twilight Saga is about Isabella (Bella)  Marie Swan who moves from Arizona  to Forks, Washington to live with her father Charlie after her mother gets remarried.

Make one the new girl in school (themes of alienation and isolation) and the other a vampire (girls do love the bad boy), add exploratory thoughts about death and sexual desire, tons of adjectives and adverbs and you have a teen sensation. and shock horror, sleep in the same bed where nothing sexual happens! In September 2009, “Twilight” was banned from library at Santa Sabina College Strathfield in Australia for being “too racy,” according to Library and Information Science News.

There were adds to see the movie everywhere. The Hunger Games made No. Seems a little odd when you take into account that Meyer was brought up as a Mormon and abstinence is a major theme of the books. People argue that the characters have no depth. Welcome to the second banned book in our series for 2018! Edward watches Bella in her sleep, big friggin deal. Well, you're absolutely right, Minty. Freshman Olivia Severyn said, “It is important to learn about all different situations, even if they are not the best, to learn from them.” Don’t rely on “so-and-so quotes so-and-so that said…” Go to the source and make sure “so-and-so” quotes “so-and-so” correctly in context.

There are many mature themes in the books of course, so I  understand why some people might think it is unsuited for certain age groups. I read it when it first came out to see what all the fuss was about but was interested to see what my thoughts would be over ten years afterwards. I thought it might be interesting to read the books and find out what the fuss was about, but I let it pass. All forum abuse must be reported to the moderators. I kind feel sorry for all the Twilight lovers... it's like saying that the Titanic is the strongest ship around... after it had sunken. The Orange County Register is reporting that the Twilight Series books were banned in San Juan Capistrano schools because of questionable content. Twilight is downright bad in MANY ways, while Harry Potter is great.

to many people, including me, and, frankly, schools wouldn't need to ban it if parents took action and prevented kids from reading it. They were banned due to insensitivity, offensive language, violence, anti-family, anti-ethic, and occult/satanic. If a book has just one of these themes it’s marked; some push the envelope and contain all three. Throughout the four books series, they, along with the rest of the Cullens, are forced to deal with a century old feud and treaty with a local werewolf pack, determined nomad vampires, and army of uncontrolable "newborn" vampires and several other obstacles in their relationship. I don’t understand why it’s challenged on the sexually explicit and unsuited to age group reason.

( Log Out /  Ever. In many Australian primary schools, the Twilight saga is banned, which actually makes sense. Books with a little bit more substance than Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog aimed to entertain the intellectual evolution of children who were growing up. The scene takes place in the first movie, “The Hunger Games.”.
He was last seen in the Twilight Saga. If they ban Twilight, this will open up the door to ban other GOOD books. 2. Other lists include Best Children\’s Books of 2005 and \”Best Book of the Year\” by Publisher\’s Weekly, Best Books of 2005 by School Library Journal, The Top Books of 2008 from USA Today, and \”New Moon\” (2006) received the Young Reader\’s Choice Award in 2009. I find this hilarious because I’m pretty conservative and don’t find these books “overly sexual.” Yes, Bella wants to have sex with Edward, but they don’t till after marriage, and the sex is never dramatized or even summarized. However bad a book Twilight is, it is no grounds for banning it. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Are they talking about the pagan practices of vampires or something else? I hate twillight, but people have a right to read it. It is a foreign concept to the post-apocalypse world that the characters are set in.

Child grooming on the part of the opposing faction to the “vampires”.

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