Friday, May 18, 2012

Scarred by Books

Bet you didn't expect to see that post heading in a library blog! We have all had the experience of reading or watching something that left a permanent negative impression. I personally was scarred by Walt Disney's Bambi, and the numerous wildlife specials my parents made me watch. As mentioned in a previous post, I have also been scarred by just a brief exposure to A Clockwork Orange. I was surprised to see some of the choices on Flavorwire's list of 10 YA Books that Scarred Us for Life. Two of the books are favorites of mine. I have memorized parts of The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe because I have read it so many times. And why Logan's Run? I don't consider it a YA book. I did read it as a teen and loved it, I even loved the cheesy movie they made from it. What about you, do you agree with their choices? Do you have a book you would nominate to the list?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:10 AM

    I was scarred by Little Women by Louisa May Alcott when I was about 8. When Beth died, that was my very first experience with death and grief---it felt like I had lost a loved one. I was inconsolable!


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