An additional search of locations that stock the sexually explicit, vulgar teen graphic novel “Flamer” revealed the book is in about two-dozen public libraries across Iowa.
In addition to Waukee Northwest High School, the book is in Denison High School.
Here is one scene from the book:
The story follows a character who is at camp between middle school and high school. Here is a scene from the book:
The character is looking for Elias at camp. Elias, though, is in a tent with a couple of other campers. They tell the character they’re “takin’ care of business.”
When he asks if he can enter the tent, they tell him he is too young.
“No, I’m not!” the character says.
“Fine, but you’ll have to prove it,” Elias says.
After entering the tent, the character realizes what “takin’ care of business” means.
“We’re each busting a load into this bottle. If you don’t cum, you have to drink it! Hahahaha!”
The character then remembers how he learned about masturbation. He found a tape behind the TV while everyone else was gone.
“It was exciting to see boobs and butts. But this time, it was different. I could see…everything. People were doing things that I didn’t even know were possible, or even…allowed?
The character — who keep in mind is between middle and school and high school and found this video a couple of years ago — notes he started watching his dad’s porn “a lot.”
“Eventually, I stumbled upon…a surprise sensations.
Back at camp, the character left the tent and returned to his own. He admits it was gross and wrong, but notes he feels so excited.
Here is a list of public libraries across the state with the book:
Iowa State University – Parks Library (Ames)
Bettendorf Public Library Information Center
UNI – Rod Library (Cedar Falls)
Cedar Falls Public Library
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Conrad Public Library
Coralville Public Library
Council Bluffs Public Library
Davenport Public Library
DeWitt Community Library
Norelius Community Library (Denison)
Denison High School
Des Moines Public Library
Ely Public Library
Estherville Public Library
Fairfield Public Library
Harlan Community Library
Hiawatha Public Library
Hudson Public Library
Iowa City Public Library
Le Mars Public Library
Marshalltown Public Library
Musser Public Library (Muscatine)
H.J. Nugen Public Library (New London)
North Liberty Community Library
Norwalk Easter Public Library
Spencer Public Library
Storm Lake Public Library
Waukee Public Library
Kendall Young Library (Webster City)
West Des Moines Public Library
West Liberty Public Library
West Union Community Library