Banned Books

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Why was it challenged?

The Great Gatsby was challenged in 1987 due to the fact that they had bad language and sexual references. While they may have been challenged for the use of bad languages, they only mentioned these words just a few times throughout the entire book. Even the words that they used aren't close to what kids these days are saying around their friends.


The Great Gatsby is a story where Nick goes to the Gatsby's house for a major party. During this party Gatsby asks Nick if he would help him get back the love of his life, which is Nicks cousin, Daisy. Nick complies and hears what the plan for them to meet would be and when it would occur. Gatsby is a rich man who funded all of his wealthy objects just to be able to impress Daisy. This story my have a lot of love in this story but in the end there is nothing but the opposite.


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