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14 May 2014

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dangermom

...Son of Neptune?? For a 10th grader? I thought the usual thing was to assign something a bit harder.

Leila

My impression is that the usual thing is to assign something older, a "classic" that shares some of the same themes, but w/o the profanity or the sexual content or the violence or the racial slurs or the political mindset or the worldview that the challenger is objecting to.

dangermom

That was my impression as well. How odd to assign a kid's fantasy novel.

Mark

Even funnier: In a later book in the series a secondary character admits to having romantic feelings for a same-sex major character (which is what I am betting the parent had issues with anyway). Maybe whoever chose this book as a replacement is the one having the last laugh.

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