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Psst, Kids, "Court of Mist and Fury" Is Too Sexy for You!

You absolutely, positively shouldn't be allowed to read it. Definitely forbidden.


(This is apropos the case noted below.)

UPDATE: I thought this was clear, but a comment suggested that it wasn't, so I thought I'd make it clear: I'm not actually trying to create a Streisand effect (or a "Banned in Boston" effect, which is the historical antecedent here); I have no particular interest in having more people (or fewer people) read the book, plus of course I expect we have few teenage readers. Rather, I was suggesting that this is the effect that the attempt to suppress the books will have, given the publicity that it has given the book in sources with much larger circulation.