one of the reasons it's being challenged is because it's unsuitable for its age group. i'd been in my room reading. when i came across this, i went downstairs and outside, where my mother was working in the yard and told her of it. her first comment was that if teenagers are reading it, and it's classified as adult fiction, then it is unsuitable for its age group. to which i said that it's not like bookstores are putting it in teen fiction. it's shelved as adult fiction, because it's considered as such. so it's not really unsuitable for its age group, then.
she looked at me for a second, then asked if that's something i need to worry about.
so. here's me trying to make conversation with my mother about something that interests me. and here's her thinking i'm creating more anxiety for myself. or something. god knows what's going on in my mother's head, except that she seems to be constantly displeased with me. and i can't even have a conversation with her about books.
so i said something about how it hadn't worried me, that i had just found it interesting and went back inside.
those mothers and daughters who get along so well and do everything together... we don't have that relationship, she and i. i don't know who's at fault for that. i don't know how to fix it.