"I'm a Constitution guy. ... But the First Amendment doesn't say (that) freedom of speech means that a teacher can bring in whatever they want and assign it," said James Babineau, an eighth-grade parent who helped sound the alarm after reading the book and said that when he first approached administrators about it, they hadn't read it.
"I don't want it pulled out of the library. I just didn't think that it was eighth-grade appropriate," Babineau said.
It sounds like the whole situation is being handled quite calmly on all sides, and the school already had an opt-out plan in place.
(Yes, yes, I know. I'm a terrible, terrible person. But I COULDN'T watch it. People kept freaking calling me Angela at high school, and the only way I could prove that I WASN'T emulating her was to NOT watch the show. Also? No television reception.)
Eve Silver's RESPAWN, the first book in a teen series about a girl who finds herself inside a "game" where she must hunt aliens, or be hunted by them, to Sarah Shumway at Katherine Tegen Books, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, by Robin Rue at Writers House (NA).
Kimberley Griffiths Little's GODDESS, pitched as "the YA Red Tent", to Karen Chaplin at Harper Children's, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, for publication in beginning in 2013, by Tracey Adams at Adams Literary (US).
I've been noticing the 'in a game/book' thing more and more over the last couple of years—and now it's being COMBINED with aliens. I'll read it.