Banned Books Sweepstakes!

September 26, 2017
The Riveted Team
YA Fiction Is Our Addiction

There’s nothing we love more than encouraging people to read banned books during Banned Books Week. That’s why we’re hosting a Banned Books Sweepstakes!

The winner of the sweepstakes will win these 8 banned books: Go Ask Alice by Anonymous, The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones, Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez, Crank by Ellen Hopkins, Tricks by Ellen Hopkins, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume, and Wake by Lisa McMann.

Enter below for your chance to win. While you wait for your results, you can start reading some banned books right now, here!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER/WIN. Sweepstakes begins 9/26/17 12AM EST and ends 10/3/17 11:59 PM EST. Open to legal residents of any 1 of the 50 US or DC who are at least 13 years old. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to full Official Rules in Terms and Conditions above. Total ARV of all prizes: $98.92. Odds of winning depends on the # of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Simon & Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10020

39 Responses to Banned Books Sweepstakes!

  1. ReesePuffins says:

    they seem interesting to read and I have a friend who would love these.

  2. kmn4 says:

    Because they’re usually the most illustrative of their time period.

  3. ahyperbolilife says:

    These are some great banned book recs for my Fall Bookish Bingo! I didn’t know what I wanted to read, so I’m happy for the suggestions.

  4. rachelisce says:

    I like reading banned books because banned books are usually banned because they make controversial statements or are about controversial things. In my experience, all the most important subjects are controversial, ergo banned books usually have important things to say.

  5. Lanay says:

    Banned books are controversial which makes them very interesting to read.

  6. Bookgirl88 says:

    I have never understood banning books. I love reading!! Books are the best!!

  7. dawn2016 says:

    they are intriguing and fun to read

  8. MamabearCherei says:

    Broadens one’s knowledge of items that arsehats don’t want you to know about.

  9. Banned books are usually the ones that are most progressive and/or reflect real life. Hiding behind a wall of disbelief about these things happening doesn’t mean that they’re actually not. We need to give people (*especially* children & teens) access to books that reflect their real lives. Every individual should be able to see themselves in a book.

  10. bookworm2010 says:

    Banned books usually have something important to say. They teach us how to think outside our comfort zone.

  11. hayhaymass13 says:

    I like reading banned books, because I feel they are the ones with the best lessons and greatest stories.

  12. DebinHawaii says:

    I like to think I learn something from every book I read and the fact that books are banned makes me even more interested in learning from them. I like that they can push the envelope.

  13. rivsocsmith says:

    “Tell us why you like reading banned books!” I like reading anything, banned or not, I don’t care! I don’t judge!

  14. curlyton1995 says:

    In a book hoarding house hold like mine this would be great!

  15. Weeziel40er says:

    Banned books are the *best* books to read because there’s usually a really good lesson that gets learned, which apparently makes adults scared. Most banned books are coming-of-age books and are necessary for growth!

  16. Patrycja says:

    I like to read all kind of books and banned books just help to broaden my horizons. They are often controversial and interesting.

  17. Alexa says:

    Because their contents are typically more valuable in terms of themes and ideas

  18. reneejr says:

    Reading banned books gives one insight into the oppositions interpretation.

  19. beejay says:

    I enjoy reading any books I choose to, including banned books! I love reading!

  20. roliver says:

    I don’t want my experiences or choices to be limited because of someone else’s opinion or illiteracy.

  21. cindamonroll says:

    I love reading banned books because I don’t think that any book should be banned. I make the choice about what I want to read and what I deem suitable, nobody else.

    Also I love seeing everyone’s reactions towards learning that it’s banned book week. The idea that a book could even be banned in the first place.

  22. jnalpath says:

    I love reading banned books because I like to enjoy the forbidden!

  23. Sloth says:

    Banned books are normally awesome pieces of work

  24. ElsaVivi says:

    Banned books are the ones that deliver a strong message..but I usually read whatever I want regardless if it’s banned or not

  25. SarahLamary says:

    They’re usually very interesting, and deal with some controversial, yet thought-provoking topics.

  26. RoRo says:

    These are great books ! Say no to banned books

  27. toriarocks95 says:

    I like reading banned books because they make me feel rebellious!

  28. mirandasummerset says:

    banned books are interesting and I love reading them in secret….makes me feel rebellious!

  29. Siren says:

    Because no one should be able to tell someone else what to write or read.

  30. booksatrillion says:

    Banned books are almost always wonderfully insightful. The pursuit of knowledge should never be hindered

  31. Nicolle says:

    Banned books tend to have controversy and touch topics that are the reason that they are banned which tend to peak my interest.

  32. susanbeamon says:

    I read all sorts of books because all sorts of things interest me. I usually don’t realize some fool banned the book I’m reading until after I finish it.

  33. lurkykitty says:

    Banned books are great to read because they are often about something important and inspiring. Besides it’s nice to thumb your nose at the idiots who banned the book.

  34. I like reading banned books because they tend to be banned for fairly stupid reasons, so it makes me feel a little rebellious i guess?

  35. smbirds says:

    Great books to read!

  36. Lea says:

    Their controversial topics make them even more interesting

  37. martinse says:

    I like to read banned books to see for myself why some would want to ban them. I want to make the decision for myself.

  38. Roxana Yoss says:

    I love reading ANY thprs of book, including banned books

  39. Margo03 says:

    Banned books are always the best books, its stupid how they banned them, it just gets readers to read them more

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