Celebrate your freedom to read on Banned Books Week by checking out Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause, a YA werewolf novel!
The story follows a teenage werewolf girl whose pack has been forced to relocate when the nearby humans burned their home to the ground. Her father died in the fire, and now several males are vying for the leadership position - and possession of her. She wants nothing to do with them, and ends up falling for a human boy who attracts her because he’s so gentle and understanding, unlike the rowdy male werewolves sniffing around her. But things rapidly get complicated when she’s framed for killing a human, one of the other female werewolves schemes to rule the pack, and her “meatboy” boyfriend isn’t quite as accepting as she thought he would be of her true self …
Blood and Chocolate was one of the most frequently banned books from 2000-2009, and you can read an interesting article discussing it with the author (who’s also a librarian) here.
(skip the movie, though, it’s a terrible in-name-only adaptation)