Apt Pupil

Censorship is More Terrifying than Stephen King Books

By |2019-03-14T17:45:43-04:00October 24th, 2012|Blog|

The American Library Association teamed up with us this week on a letter to the Rocklin Unified School District, where they are currently considering pulling Different Seasons by Stephen King out of school libraries. After her ninth grade son brought the book home from the library, a parent complained about sexual content in the book, specifically in the story "Apt Pupil." [...]

So meta: Stephen King Book Challenge Irony

By |2019-03-14T17:45:42-04:00October 19th, 2012|Blog|

In evaluating and reviewing a recent challenge to Stephen King's Different Seasons (Signet, 1982) in a high school library in Rocklin, California, we were amused to read the following passage in King's the story "Apt Pupil". In the passage, the main character, 13-year-old Todd, is discussing his interest in and research into the Nazi death camps during World War II: "At first the [...]