We asked followers of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which banned books* influenced them the most. Here are their recommendations.
*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.
1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Submitted by Katherine Hemminger, Facebook.
2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Submitted by Mayaxx1998.
3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
4. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Submitted by Sara Hammond, Facebook.
5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Submitted by oliviaw12.
6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
Submitted by Sophie Reynolds, Facebook.
7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Submitted by Jocelyn Schartiger, Facebook.
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Submitted by emilyr463d9094a.
10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Submitted by a-little-kiwi.
11. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Submitted by luizashandyp.
12. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Submitted by pineapple412.
13. Looking for Alaska by John Green
14. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Submitted by Leslie Danielle Wyatt, Facebook.
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Submitted by taylorw4ae3e5d56.
16. Beloved by Toni Morrison
Submitted by Faithy6731.
17. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
18. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Submitted by Dóa Dagný Böðvarsdóttir, Facebook.
19. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Submitted by jodigracek.
Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.