Lula Dean's Little Library of Banned Books by Kirsten Miller Review (Gifted, AD)

Hello Readers,
Thank you, HQ stories for sending me an physical copy of Lula Dean's Little Library of Banned Books by Kirsten Miller for free in exchange for an honest review. As this is a publication day post my post will be spoiler free.
Title: Lula Dean's Little Library of Banned Books
Author: Kirsten Miller
Genre: Satire, Political fiction, Southern Fiction
Pages: 304
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In Troy, Georgia, Lula Dean has decided to cleanse the town’s reading habits. All banned books have been removed from public spaces, and the townspeople are only allowed to read books Lula has deemed ‘appropriate’.
But a small group refuse to be told what they can and can’t read.
The revolution is coming …
Miniature Review
A bold statement but I think this book may be one of my top reads of the year. There are moments that made me angry and there were bits I laughed it was a brilliant ride. I am lucky I live in place where books aren’t banned for idiotic reasons also to the person who said Anne Frank’s Diary was “Pornography” don’t look at my goodreads you might have a stroke.
While the subject of book-banning is a serious matter, Kirsten in my opinion manages strike the perfect balance between using humour and powerful storytelling to bring to light the consequences of banning books. Lula Dean is a caricature of a town busybody she wants all the attention of the towns people, so she does that any way possible, and her current fixation is banning books. One main point this book points out is how books don’t hurt people, people hurt people.
Kirsten also shows us how books give people access to innovative ideas, historical truths, different perspectives and how books help people discover their own moral compass in a safe environment. I am pretty sure that during the thirty-five chapters in this book we the reader see twenty-eight different peoples points of view. Despite there being twenty-eight different characters and points of view, nothing got overcomplicated.
This is a brilliant read that I think I will be recommending for a while. With a mention of the serious underlying message and slight spoiler I loved that each chapter was a title of a banned book. Kirsten suggests a selection of banned books at the end you know my TBR got a little longer.

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