[Event] Banned Books Week 2013

I’m actually a little confused with the dates. ALA says it’s Sep 22-28, but a website by Random House that encourages readers to Support Banned Books Week lists the dates as Sep 29-Oct 6… Anyway, it’s the act of reading that counts, no?

According to the American Library Association (ALA):

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. 

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[Book Review] The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The_Perks_of_Being_a_Wallflower_coverTitle: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: Young adult, Coming-of-age
Published: February 1999 by MTV Books
Recommended for ages 14 and up
Source: Lent by a friend


Here’s a description from the publisher:

Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective…but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

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