The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: The author recalls her life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcohol father and distant mother and describes how she and her siblings had to fend for themselves until they finally found the resources and will to leave home. - Destiny Quest
Also on these boards
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie [Top Ten Challenged Books - 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010] [Books Challenged or Banned 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012]
[Books Challenged or Banned 2012-2013]
9th most challenged book of 2006: Beloved by Toni Morrison. Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group. 10th most challenged in 2012.