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luckylibrarian wrote:I'm taking a course on teen literature. Since the reading list does not include I Kissed Dating Goodbye or similar dreck, then I suspect none of the books are fundie-approved. Right now for the course, I am reading Dark Song by Gail Giles. It's about a girl who goes from rich and spoiled to poor, due her father's theft of company finances. They move to a bad neighborhood in Texas, and her parents become cold and abusive. Although the main character is homeschooled, she is not a good SAHD, and she rebels against her parents and bitches about doing laundry. She rebels by falling for a 22 yr old ex-con who gets her to sneak out and have lots of bad sex in his truck. The guy is controlling and manipulative, and he starts to convince her that they have to kill her parents and run away together. Next up on my list is the Hunger Games series, which is definitely not fundie-approved either.
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LynnKaboom wrote:I'm currently reading The Help by Katherine Stockett, I found an e-book download on a website, and since the library here takes about a million years to get anything thanks to budget cuts, and I'm cheap, I got it. It's really good, although I can't imagine fundies would like it too much- it's about the civil rights movement, and none of these women in this book actually raise their kids, they just push it off to the nanny.
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I'm currently reading "The Witch of Portobello" by Paulo Coelho. Although so far it's a wonderful book, I highly doubt a fundie would make it past the front cover. Pity.
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VintageJen1984 wrote:I totally stopped in the middle of a book around Christmas and haven't really picked one up since then. Been on a reading low. But usually I read tons and I have a huge list, I'd say half of which is fundie approved. I intend to do some reading over the summer.
Not: What I am currently half-done with, a series about a teenage actress (she lives in Hollywood and has a boyfriend. Although they haven't had sex yet as I recall, I suspect it will happen soon.)
Uglies series (going to reread the trilogy so I can remember all that's happened so I can reread the companion book/4th installment.)
Neverwhere (reread. One of my favorites.)
Doomsday Book (also a reread and a favorite.) I get the impression the vast majority of fundies disapprove of science fiction whole cloth.
Approved: The Chronicles of Narnia (reread/fave) (Actually there are a handful that don't approve these. Anti-fantasy-period-fundies.)
Approved unless they're itchy about C.S. Lewis being Anglican: Six of C.S. Lewis' books on theology.
Approved, maybe: The Bible. (I use KJV, which is fine, but also ESV, which some are of course, against.)
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