“Anybody LOOKED at the crap on the list??? And we WONDER what's up ????? Doesn't it stand to reason that in a school with a D rating and drugs and gangs (and some excellent students in the mix as well), that the WISER suggested reading would lean more towards growth and leadership? Unlike the following - "don't trust those in authority" ... ya, just what we need. Here's just ONE on the list. Give me a break.
SHOCK POINT by April Henry
In this fast-paced thriller, fifteen-year-old Cassie discovers her psychiatrist stepfather's connection to the suicides of three teenagers who had tested an experimental drug. To shut her up, he ships her off to a juvenile delinquent center, where she's physically, emotionally, and psychologically battered.”
(Full disclosure: Reading this comment just made me feel kind of queasy. Even though I know I should be secretly thrilled and cross my fingers that it gets banned so I can generate some media interest. Even though the same Google alert let me know that Shock Point was on the Ann Arbor schools summer reading list. And I have never even been to Michigan!)
See for yourself here.