despite a parent’s belief that the book’s “sexual content was too mature for eleven to fourteen year olds.” The book has won several awards, including being named a 2005 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.
The same parent plans to request removal of six other books from the library, including (Challenged at the Leesburg, Fla.
A complaint was filed because of "racial slurs" and profanity used throughout the novel.
The Do D then purchased and destroyed all 9,500 first edition copies citing concerns that it contained classified information. Martin's Press, in conjunction with the Do D created a censored second edition, which contains blackened out words, lines, paragraphs, and even portions of the index.)("Trash." "Obscene, indecent, and impure, and taken as a whole, predominantly prurient, hardcore pornography and utterly without redeeming social importance." "Trash written by a mentally sick individual." Banned by Boston courts in 1962 for obscenity, but the decision was reversed in 1966 by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.)(Challenged at the Nampa, Idaho Public Library  along with seven other books because "they are very pornographic in nature and they have very explicit and detailed illustrations and photographs which we feel don't belong in a library." The library board approved policy changes that restrict children's access to any holdings that may fall under the state's harmful to minors statute and barred the library from buying movies rated NC-17 or X.(Plato suggested expurgating it for immature readers (387 B. E.) and Caligula tried to suppress it because it expressed Greek ideals of freedom.Plato suggested that state censors should expurgate the outlandish adventures of Odysseus, and all other poetry.) (Challenged as required reading at the high school in Grandville, Michigan in 2002 because the book is "full of racism, profanity, and foul language." Banned from the George County, Mississippi schools in 2002 because of profanity; racial slurs, profanity, violence, and does not represent traditional values; profane, violent, not traditional.Retained in the combined middle and high school library in the North Fond du Lac, Wis.School District  provided it has a label designating it as appropriate for high school students.
Public Library  because of sexual innuendo, drug references, and other adult topics.