Elanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Available At: Electronic, Air Academy, Aspen Valley (HS), Chinook Trail (MS), DCC (HS), Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart, TCA, Timberview

Categories: Cursing, Racism, Sexual

Description: Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits–smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try

YA Label?: Yes

Notes: This book contains sexual activities; excessive/frequent profanity; and hate involving racism.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 74: “Jesus. Was it possible to rape somebody’s hand?”

Page 75: “She’d already finished her homework. Some creep had written do I make you wet on her geography book, so she spent a really long time covering it up with a black ink pen.”

Page 88: “Suck me off it said in ugly blue letters.”

Page 174: “i know you’re a slut you smell like cum.”