5 Books That Almost Had Wildly Different Endings

5 Books That Almost Had Wildly Different Endings

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So it may be that ‘all’s well that ends well,’ but some of these books nearly didn’t! The secret alternate endings of these five popular novels are different from the endings that made it to our bookshelves. (That’s ‘different’ as a synonym for completely bizarre.) Some endings changed the tone of the story in ways the author decided against. Some endings changed other important things, like whether or not anyone would buy the book.   1. The Fault in Our Stars     It’s hard to imagine John Green changing one thing about his devastating hit The Fault in our Stars (besides …

American Library Association Announces Most Challenged Books of 2017

American Library Association Announces Most Challenged Books of 2017

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This week commemorates the 60th anniversary of National Library Week, allowing bookworms everywhere to proudly celebrate their love of books and the libraries that offer them.   In the midst of celebration, The American Library Association, or ALA, has announced the most challenged books of 2017 in order to remind readers that a major threat that gets in the way of celebrating books is the act of book banning, or censorship.    Here are the top ten most challenged books of 2017:       1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Reason(s): Discussion of suicide   2. The Absolutely True Diary …