It's a sad truth, but some of our favorite books continue to be challenged and banned worldwide. While we think that it's tragic that this form of censorship still exists, droves of readers have proven that there's nothing better than the mild thrill you get from reading a book as a form of insubordination.
Below is list is a number of surprisingly controversial -- yet outrageously successful -- novels that we couldn't put down.
Notable among them is V.C. Andrews' classic, "Petals On The Wind," which is now being adapted for the small screen. Don't forget to tune in to the premiere of "Petals On The Wind" at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. CST) on Monday, May 26 ... only on Lifetime.