Since this thread jogged my memory, was King verboten for book reports for anyone else in high school back in the day? I can’t recall what the specific reason given was anymore. Either he was too popular or the English Dept. didn’t like him very much. I think a couple other authors were on the no-no list, but can’t remember who they were.
Non American authors were also curiously not allowed. I got away with a Douglas Adams book anyway. 😛