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The Hunger Games and Twilight Among Top Banned Books

The Hunger Games and Twilight Among Top Banned Books

Sex sells, but it could also get you censored. Sexual content in books is a popular justification book providers give for banning them. Looking at the 10 most challenged titles of last year, popular books like The Hunger Games and Twilight series make the cut for being "sexually explicit," although fans of Twilight know you have to wait a few books to get to the action. Well, "religious viewpoint" is also a reason given for banning Mormon-author Stephanie Meyer's vampire series — I guess some circles find Twilight too explicit, while others find it too conservative.

Sex isn't the only thing that will get you banned. Violence, racism, sexism, drugs, and offensive language will also make a book unwelcome at some schools, bookstores, or libraries. The people behind Banned Books Week put together a list of the most challenged books of 2010, along with the reasons they were challenged. Let's take a look at them now.

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