Bestselling book banned from middle schools

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.



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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The bestselling book "The Fault in Our Stars," narrated by a 16-year-old cancer patient, has been banned from Riverside Unified School District middle schools over sexual content, but it is still allowed in high schools.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1qqbjel ) that a district committee voted Monday to ban the 2012 novel by John Green that was made into a movie starring Shailene Woodley.

The newspaper says parent Karen Krueger challenged the book at Frank Augustus Miller Middle School over the sex and crude language in the love story involving terminally ill teens.

The committee voted 6 to 1 to pull the novel from the middle school and not allow others to buy or accept the book as a donation. Committee chairwoman Christine Allen says the book will be allowed at high schools.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

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