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The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor)
Roseanna M. White
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Did Your Favorite Book Make The Naughty List?

Check out this list of books that have been challenged over the last 25 years and have received the most complaints for inappropriate content: 




  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (the most frequently challenged book) 
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
  • Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  • Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  • Forever by Judy Blume
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

  • The Pigman by Paul Zindel

  • Deenie by Judy Blume

  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes


For more books that have been placed on the 'naughty list' and the reasons why, visit the American Library Association website.