The bestselling and popular author is angry and he is speaking out. We have been featuring various book bans and how it has been going overboard and it has claimed its latest victim- John Green’s most popular and bestselling novel- The Fault in our Stars. The book which has sold millions of copies and has a movie adaptation to credit, is being deemed as “age inappropriate” by few and has been officially removed from its place in the “YA” section of libraries in the suburbs of Indianapolis. John voiced his anger on Twitter/X immediately.
“The Fault in Our Stars has been removed from the YA section in the suburbs of Indianapolis and is now considered a “book for adults.” This is ludicrous. It is about teenagers and I wrote it for teenagers. Teenagers are not harmed by reading TFIOS. This is such an embarrassment to the city of @FishersIN.”
The Fault in our stars which talks about the romance between two two teen cancer patients isn’t the only book that is being removed from the YA section, another hit, Looking for Alaska is on the hitlist released by The Hamilton East Public Library Board of Trustees of the YA books that will be transferred to their General section.
Kelsey Sweet, director of marketing and communications for the Hamilton East Public Library, told NBC News in an email.
“‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green was relocated based on criteria included in the Board-approved Hamilton East Public Library Collection Development Policy. This policy also includes a process for patrons to object to the placement of any item in the collection,”
She also claims that despite moving the book to a different section, it is still labelled in the library’s online catalogue as a book for young adult audiences and “is available to check out in print, audio, and electronic formats.”
The library considers factors such as nudity, alcohol and drug use, repeated use of profanity, depictions or incitement to violence and sexual content in determining what is “age appropriate.”
Do you agree with the ban? what are your thoughts on The Fault in our Stars being called “age-inappropriate”?
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