Gasp! A book challenge in my own state!

From the Bangor Daily News:

ORONO - A novel being read by freshman English classes at Orono High School has been removed temporarily from the curriculum, pending its review.

A parent complained Jan. 26 about strong language and vivid descriptions used in Susanna Kaysen's "Girl, Interrupted" and requested that it be removed from the curriculum, Superintendent Kelly Clenchy said Monday.

The superintendent reviewed excerpts from the book that the parent provided and decided that the issue required further consideration. He instructed as of Friday, Jan. 27, that the book be removed temporarily from the classroom.

In good news, Stephen King likes Veronica Mars.