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The ALA Most Challenged Books Of The 2000s

As a result of seeing the Twilight Saga being on a most challenged list, it led me to the ALA list for 2000-2009. As expected, the Harry Potter series was way higher on the list than Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Although, I think that His Dark Materials should have been higher on the list for reasons that I mentioned in this post. Anyway, the book that surprised me the most was Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Patterson. Now, keep in mind that it’s been a while since I have read the book but I saw the 2007 movie adaptation. Anyway, based on what I remember of the movie, I can’t really see the justification for the book being challenged. Now, on the list, the reason that was given as to why it was challenged was that a death was crucial to the storyline. Personally, I think that’s a load of B.S. I say that because there are other stories out there that are worse in terms of deaths being a crucial plot element.

Bridge To Terabithia

Glee And The Vampire Diaries

I can’t remember how the subject came up but I was talking to a friend about me not watching shows like Glee and The Vampire Diaries based on my interests in musicals and vampires. Anyway, my friend asked why I don’t watch those tv shows and I said that just because I like musicals and vampires, that doesn’t mean that I’m going to watch every show, movie, etc., out there that deals with musicals or vampires. My point is that just because someone has an interest in something, that doesn’t mean that the person will watch, listen, read, etc., anything and everything related to that subject. Take music as an example. Just because a person likes music, that doesn’t mean that the person will like all kinds of music. The person might just like classical, or just rap, or just pop. Anyway, I’m just saying that people shouldn’t think that a person will everything in a particular subject.

Glee and The Vampire Diaries

Musicals

I was Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the other day and that made me think. I noticed that quite a bit of the movie musicals from nowadays are usually seen in the past. Take Sweeney Todd for example. It was set during the 1800s. Hairspray is the same way. It was set during the early 1960s. There’s also Chicago, Moulin Rouge!, The Phantom of the Opera, etc. I think that’s part of the reason as to why they’re appealing. I don’t know why, but that’s just what I think.

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