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Several books by prolific youth horror author Christopher Pike will not be available to students at West Middle School, because concerns were raised about violent content, Principal Jeff Read said Monday.
Read spent the weekend reading five of Pike’s novels — “Chain Letter 2,” “Midnight Club,” “Remember Me 3,” “The Star Group” and “Bury Me Deep.” He also skimmed over several more, he said, and concluded that none of them was appropriate for middle-school readers.
“I didn’t like them,” he said, explaining that they contain graphic descriptions of torture and violence, sexual innuendoes and profanity.