On June 23, 2014, Paper Towns was removed from the summer reading list of Dr John Long Middle School in Pasco County, after a parent had complained to a board member that she disapproved of the book's "sexual content". The National Coalition Against Censorship responded to the removal by calling for the book to be reinstated into the reading list. In a letter to the district superintendent, the organization argued that "No sound educational rationale for removing the book has been articulated, nor is it likely that one could be." Consequently, it was restored to the reading list the following month.
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