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King and King

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2007

    Concerned High School Junior

    I loved this book even though it was challenged. People have a right to read whatever book you want it is like television. If you don't want to watch the show then you don't. Kids that will be reading and hearing this book arn't going to take the meaning of the story litteraly they are going to just think it's a story. It entertains them. You would think that a teacher would understand the fact of a banned or challenged book being silly or stupid, but I guess that children of my age shouldn't be reading what we want to even though we rarely want to read at all. So maybe if enough people push it this world could turn into the same one that it was in Farenheit 451(Ray Bradbury).

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    Tolerance Please

    I think this book is lovely. It is not celebrating sexuality, but diversity. To be offended that the two kings in love kiss at the end is completely bigoted. No one was ever offended that the good Prince kissed Sleeping Beauty... who was obviously not awake and therefor unable to consent to being kissed. Does anyone claim she was assaulted? Really...kids with two mommies or two daddies are largely underrepresented in children's literature. Leave this sweet little story alone.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2005

    Simply lovely!!!

    I love King & King. It's wonderfull that's there is such a book, finally! It's fun, spontanious, unforced, sweet en and great! Thank you!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    One of the BEST Malecentric "Fairytales" (no pun intended) EVER!!!

    I joined this site with the sole purpose of writing a review for this book (may as well write more now). That is how amazing this book is. It is visually captivating and teaches a non-biased lesson about love and the freedoms that come along with it.<BR/><BR/>This book is not about sex, sexuality or sexual orientation. As adults we tend to forget that children have not necessarily been introduced to these topics unless it happened before they were ready. They have been introduced to love (completely different to them). That is child psychology, take a course if you don't believe me =)<BR/><BR/>This book, to children, is about one guy liking another guy more than he likes girls. That is it. Nothing sexual at all (what a perverted idea of someone think something sexual in a children's book). I feel bad for anyone who thinks otherwise. There is no trickery or propaganda, hidden agenda at all. If you have a difficult time reading into something that simple, just look at the picture because they are detailed and beautiful (you may not like the last one though).<BR/> <BR/>Here is a suggestion, read the book before writing a statement about it. I have read this one and the sequel to it. This one is a little better in my opinion, but that is usually the case with books and movies. I digress. <BR/><BR/>As a person who loves children's literature, this book provides a non-partisan opinion on guys who like guys (not talking about sex or sexuality). Why can't there be a male centered "fairytale"? Girls are generally more heavily influenced by romance while boys often want to see something explode. This book is lacking on the literal explosions though (that is about the only thing I would change in it).<BR/><BR/>*side note* Homosexuality isn't the problem in this book, fear and shame behind it are. Throwing negative stereotypes to sexuality and love are more harmful than any person loving another. Maybe we will have to go back to the pre-arranged marriages of the medieval times and fight for the freedom to love and be loved by someone. Again, not talking about sex.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2007

    Upset with some reviews

    I think this is a wonderful book which promotes diversity. Heterosexuality is so common, but for a child who may be confused at the feelings he or she might have, this book may clear it up. Bravo to the author, and one should be written for female couples as well. Let's not bar this book based on closed-minded people. Remember, we are protected by the first ammendment, and love and freedom of expression should be a more important lesson than instilling bigotry in our youth.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This is one of my children's favorites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    This sweet book fits right in with all of my daughter's princess

    This sweet book fits right in with all of my daughter's princess stories, including the ending kiss and the couple living happily ever after. Though I sometimes struggle to find values to emphasize in the Disney stories -- I mean, what kind of role model is a mermaid who sacrifices the defining aspect of her personality for a man she's met once? -- the value of seeing people for who they really are and embracing love in all forms are readily apparent here.

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