‘Twilight’ Series Under Attack from Moral Crusaders; Will They Draw Blood?
Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight book series may have enchanted millions of vampire groupies worldwide, but apparently the literary saga isn’t everyone’s cup of blood.
The American Library Association ranks the Twilight series at #5 on its newly released annual list of “challenged books,” aka, books that have drawn formal complaints from people with way too much time on their hands and a penchant for finger-wagging.
According to the ALA, the Twilight series has received scorn for its sexual content, receiving more than its fair share of “formal, written complaint[s] filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness.” As Barbara Jones, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, notes,
“Vampire novels have been a target for years and the Twilight books are so immensely popular that a lot of the concerns people have had about vampires are focused on [Meyer’s] books.”
If only there was some way for people to avoid the allegedly offensive material. Like, say, not reading the books. Naw; that would make too much sense…
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