'Fifty Shades' of complaints: Erotic trilogy makes list of challenged books

  • Article by: HILLEL ITALIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 15, 2013 - 9:39 AM
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marathongirlApr. 15, 13 9:44 AM

If they don't like 50 Shades, then they better reconsider the inclusion of any historical romance book...the sex scenes in those are just as bad if not worse than 50 Shades. I forget...what does the first amendment guarantee? I'm sorry, but if you are offended by them, don't read them.

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TRApr. 15, 13 9:47 AM

This was on school shelves? That's a botch.

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vikesgal69Apr. 15, 1311:02 AM

50 Shades shouldn't be removed from book shelves because of its erotic nature; it should be removed because of its incredibly poor writing.

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ruphinaApr. 15, 1311:08 AM

Unbelievably rambling, incoherent article. It should be an absolute foregone conclusion that 50 Shades and literally thousands of other books and magazines would be banned from elementary libraries, and probably all k-12 libraries. The author does an extremely poor job of reporting exactly how many of the banned instances of the headline series of books are at public libraries rather than in libraries that should be age appropriate AND actually have some intellectual/educational value. Even then, small local libraries with limited resources have to prioritize, and that 50 Shades might make the list of books that are not on the shelf is not surprising. Bill G.

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ruphinaApr. 16, 13 4:34 AM

marathongirl- What does this possibly have to do with the 1st Amendment? Banning the book from being printed or sold would qualify, but I am having a hard time finding the clause that says you have the right to have anything you put on paper purchased by and carried in a library. Bill G.

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DufferHApr. 17, 13 3:24 AM

This is about "challenged" books. Anyone can "challenge" a book." It's a big step from challenging a book to removing it. Tell us which and how many books are actually removed. That would have some real meaning.

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