This week, from the archive!
Norma Klein often shares space with Judy Blume on the American Library Association’s list of “most frequently challenged or banned books”; Blume was in fact the editor of an anthology that featured banned and challenged authors, including Klein. But while Blume garners controversy through her emotionally honest depiction of teenaged anxieties, Klein goes straight for shock value. Which is to say, while the divorcing parents in last week’s book were realistically flawed as human beings, this week’s parents are just a @#^$*%! train wreck that crashed into the side of the mountain and exploded.
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