Sumner County School Ban Looking for Alaska Over Teen Sex Scene

Sumner County School Ban Looking for Alaska Over Teen Sex Scene

“The district banned the book from its assigned classroom reading list, becoming at least the second in the state, after Knox County in March, to keep students from reading it together in class.”

More at the link.

This just makes my heart hurt.  John Green is an amazing writer, and the claims for not wanting students to read Looking For Alaska are completely off-base. Looking for Alaska argues against meaningless physical interaction; the scene in question is in the book to make the point that sex is not necessarily emotional intimacy and that it cannot replace emotional intimacy.

It just makes me so sad to see books being banned.

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