Writer's Block: Forbidden Reading
From Judy Blume to V.C. Andrews, there's always a book circulating among teens that their parents don't want them to read. What favorite book did you have to hide from your parents?
The mom also tried to censor us from Roots (again, I was 8'ish). And I remember that she fell asleep and my sister and I snuck out into the living room and watched it anyway. There's a scene in the beginning, where Kunta Kinte's mother finds his drum and knows that he's been taken, so she wails her heartbreak to the empty trees (gutwrenching!) and my sister and I were waving our hands at the TV saying, "Shhhhh!" Don't know why the volume button didn't occur to us.