Fade by Lisa McMann

Available At: Air Academy, Challenger, Eagleview, Liberty, Rampart

Categories: Cursing, Drug Abuse, Sexual, Violence

Description: Using her ability to tap into other people’s dreams, eighteen-year-old Janie investigates an alleged sex ring at her high school that involves teachers using the date rape drug on students.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains sexual nudity; sexual activities including rape; profanity; and illegal drug use.

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

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Page 13: “Cabel squints, ‘Fucking teachers, fucking students? Is that a slam on Fieldridge teachers and students, or is it, you kno, literal?’”

Page 69: “Mr. Durbin pats her on the shoulder. ‘Nicely done, Janie.’ She grins. Takes off her safety glasses. And his hand is still on her shoulder. Caressing it now.”

Page 101: “Cabel’s fingers trace a slow path from Janie’s shoulder to her hip as they kiss. Then he slips his shirt over his head and tosses it aside. Presses against her.”

Page 133: “He takes the paper and slips it under her notebook, brushing her breast with his forearm. Both pretend not to notice.”

Page 144: “Janie watches in horror as the guy removes Lauren’s clothing and shoves his jeans down to his knees. The guy pushes Lauren to the floor, falling on top of her, their drinks spilling everywhere, and the rest of the group begins making out and tearing off one another’s clothes.”

Page 190: “Wang grabs her nipple in his mouth, she stabs him in the eyeballs.”