blissthisway (blissthisway) wrote,
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Dangerous Teen Novels - This Seems to be a Thing Lately

"Americus" by MK Reed & Jonathan Hill

Teens growing up in a very religiously conservative town in OK. Kind of scary.  A fantasy series full of magic and dragons becomes the focus for the conservative forces as they try to protect their teenaged children from the forces of evil. 

There was one particular mother who was the motivating force behind the banning effort.  She made military school look like a good option for a 14 year old.

My liberal hackles were raised by all the conservative talk - a biology teacher introducing her class with, "Now we all know that the earth was created 6000 years ago, but science has another theory." WTF?

Found it through Unshelved's Friday book recs.

Finished it.  Devoured it, actually.

Coming of age story.

Gay character

Includes bits of story from the fantasy series. 

Also one of the important characters is a librarian fighting the forces of censorship in the town, and the main character loves to read and spends a lot of time in the library.  How could I not love that?
Tags: dangerous!, graphic novels, the published word
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