Banned Book Paper - Salter 1 The Banning of Perks of being a Wallflower John Salter English 101\/Period 3 Ms Spears 16 February 2015 Salter 2

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Salter 1 The Banning of Perks of being a Wallflower John Salter English 101/Period 3 Ms. Spears 16 February 2015
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Salter 2 Introduction The highly banned book Perks of Being A Wallflower was number three on the top one hundred banned books in America in 2009, because the book is allegedly anti-family, talks about drugs, suicide and homosexuality, has offensive language, is sexually explicit and unsuited to certain age groups (Banned Books Week). "In the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky uses a student with the pseudonym 'Charlie' to represent how anonymity can aid one's ability to communicate and provide a lens through which one can experience self-revelation." The book may be all of the horrible things aforementioned, but it is also truthful. Stephen Chbosky did not hold back while writing this book, and he has painted a perfect picture of how life was when he was young, as well as shining light on the subjects nobody ever wants to mention, but many people face. Some of these subjects being drugs,
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