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Supernatural and sexual contents are the allegations of ALA to put The Twilight Saga in the list of ”Challenged” books.

Stephanie Meyer’s Best Seller took the 5º place on the new rank of ”Challenged Books” this year. The criteria used by ALA include formal written complaints from any library or school asking for the material to excluded for content or decency.

“Vampire stories have been a target for years and Twilight saga are so popular that people are turning on the books their worries about vampires” says the director of association Office for Intellectual Freedom, Barbara Jones, according information from The associated Press.

By entering the rank, Twilight gets in the same level as The Catcher in the Rye, a novel by J. D. Salinger that despite being written in 1951 it is still on the list due to language and elevated sexual content.

Nevertheless, a title is missing on ”The American Index”. Harry Potter, which for years is being criticized for bringing up wizard’s stories and adventures, is not showing up among the 10 more ”challenged”. One more evidence that the position for the teen authoring of the moment is not J.K. Rowling’s any more. Well, life moves on and there’s always the next in line, in this case, waiting to be on top.

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