I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of “experiences.” I’m made of them.
Censoring books that deal with difficult, adolescent issues does not protect anybody. Quite the opposite. It leaves kids in darkness and makes them vulnerable.
Laurie Halse Anderson (via booksturnmugglesintowizards)
Novels without female characters were a lifeless desert.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read.