You knew it was only a matter of time, right? I heard about this on Twilighters Anonymous:
A series of fantasy novels about a vampire and his teenage girlfriend were banned Friday from middle school libraries in the Capistrano Unified School District over concerns about age-appropriate content, but reinstated today.
Librarians were instructed to remove all books by Meyer from their collections and send them to the district office, where they were to be redistributed to the district’s high school libraries.
But in a follow-up e-mail sent Tuesday afternoon, Gerfin instructed library staff to “disregard” the initial e-mail. She did not offer an explanation to library staffSo, Twilight was banned and unbanned in a California middle school library for being too "mature". What exactly is "mature"? At 14, a teenage girl should be able to read this book- but then again, doesn't that depend on the 14 year old?
For the record, there is no premarital sex in the series and the author, Stephanie Meyer is a devout member of the Church of Latter Day Saints (probably paying some serious tithes, too, but that's none of my business).
There have also been many complaints about Twilight being "anti-feminist". Twilight hate groups have sprung up all over the Internet in the most colossal waste of energy I have ever seen. With all the words typed up saying how horrible Twilight is, someone could have written a better book by now- but they haven't and I'm guessing they won't .
Despite being a bit of a book snob myself, I am excited about Twilight. Pre-teen girls need to cut off the television and read- if Twilight will make them do that, then what's the big deal?
People might complain that it's anti-feminist, but once they're done devouring these vampire romance stories, they'll turn to other books. I've seen it happen.