Here is a list of the best books for teenagers that are too obscene for the classroom. Now remember a book never killed any body and book burning is bad. 1. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk Yup this great movie was a book first. Palahniuk will remind you about how much fun reading can be. Plus nine times out of ten you will not be able to find this book on your school's library shelf. 2. Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck Follow the out of luck Joad family as they battle their way through the Great Depression. This book rings very true today as America faces it's a new set of economic woes. 3. A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams This book has it all. A ditsy blond always trying to snag a new man into her web, A dumb jock and his gal, fighting, drinking, and poker. What more could you ask for. 4. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde Dorian wanted a way to party forever, and he figured out how. Trace Dorian countless escapades and nighttime adventures as he learns what it really means to grow up. 5. Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger What more can be said. Read it and you will understand why the world is full of big phoneys. 6. A Walk Across America, Peter Jenkins Rediscover what it means to truly be American. This adventure will show you the glorious people that compose our nation and the friendships that can be formed when someone relies on the support of others. 7. The Road, Cormac McCarthy We have been raised thinking that the end of the world is coming any day, so take a look at Cormac McCarthy's interpretation. Learn about the friendships that we all need to survive and remember that needing someone is a two way street. 8. The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald The roaring twenties never looked so good. Imagine if you were given a huge nest-egg but all you wanted was another person who wouldn't give you the time of day. Murder, Money, love and passion sounds like a good time to me. 9. This Boy's Life, Tobias Wolff This book was actually banned from many school's reading programs once administrators actually opened it. This should be a good enough reason to get your hands on a copy of a book that your principal didn't want you to read. 10.A People's History of The United States, Howard Zinn This book you will probably never read front to back, but if you were ever curious how blacks, immigrants, prostitutes, and Native Americans survived in this country this book is for you. A People's History traces the building of America from its minority's point of views. This is the history book that tells the other side's story; the loser's view on how it went down.