So after looking at the book from that perspective I hate to say but the world in which we live is far worse than the Hunger Games books. The subject matter is serious — but Collins presents it in such a beautiful way. This is another trilogy have you noticed that after The Hunger Games pretty much all dystopian novels are made of 3 books, no more, no less? ~ Saul Book: Catching Fire probably has my favorite moments of the series. Humanity has a ways to go. We talked about the book as she was reading it and it was interesting the things that stood out to her the most. I compared the two a lot when we read Hunger Games. But now she understands my decision! It will not give away much of the plot to state that Katniss is only in the games because she offers herself as a substitute for her sister.
What Age Works for You? I once heard a phychiatrist say that the reason fairy tales are so black and white is because kids think that way. Saw Saving Private Ryan at 12 or 13. She may decide that she wants to wait on the books, who knows? But I will note, that while this book is based on violence, Collins handles it carefully so not to make it too gruesome. In The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins has created a fascinating. No way are we going to see this movie. Read to early, I fear, the child will merely see the violence and not have the maturity to see the deeper message.
I figured that way if he had any questions or if it got too graphic, we could discuss it. The story hits a note in our psyches. I loved your comment, Val. I know she censored some choice words when reading to us, because you could tell by the look on her face, but at that time nobody thought it was beyond the mental capacity of us 5th graders. Themes evokes grander issuers that are not explicitly addressed in the book. Violence is cryptically described, but over-imaginative readers may be frightened at what their brain conjures up.
The Hunger Games will appeal to teens, ages 13 and up. It just felt weird putting what was essentially a sequel trilogy before the actual main trilogy. It is our responsibility to help the children make good choices. Teaching our children about this can prevent the mistakes of the past. I live in Los Angeles and formerly worked in the movie business. However, I am considering reading this book with my grade 7 classroom, most of whom have already read the series.
I would agree with you. She is only 12, quiet, loving and on her way to being a healer. We are all made up of the choices we make and the consequences of those choices. The reader gets to see Katniss in the David role, battling the giant on behalf of the little people. I don't feel an urge for violence or sexuality - in fact it is almost entirely the opposite. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional.
Tyranny, reality television, totalitarianism and revolution. See the question: Kardashians, anyone? How old are they and what is your opinion? I saw the movie twice in theaters, and each time the audience applauded in response to that scene. And my own brain is littered with countless of these moments enough as it is. Teens are speared, shot with arrows, stabbed, mauled by wild animals, burned, and have their heads smashed and their necks broken. I love your prespective on this. . No, and we are lucky for that.
This book is a complete rip-off of Battle Royale anyway. I began a study on this topic when I noticed a steady climb in kids 9-17 years old that were being arrested in Florida for violent crimes. The story centers around Katniss, as she becomes the symbol of hope and rebellion against the Capitol. For months, insisted I read the Hunger Games trilogy. Strong girl character takes her sister's place to spare her life.
I have to say that, talking to her, I found some parts of the book more disturbing and upsetting than she did. Katniss states what she is thinking and feeling in readable, engaging language enabling very fast pacing. Although, depending on your kids age and maturity, you still need to set your own guidelines. You can follow me on Twitter. Video games, tv, and books…. If you do enjoy dystopian fiction and don't care to compare it every step of the way to The Hunger Games, I think you will love it as well. He has no idea where he is, why he is there, among the so-called Gladers, and what is going on in the first place.
Please, enlighten me with some titles. However, I think it is a brilliant book and it is impossible not to be moved by it. So are the Potter and Twilight series. I am very proud of her for making her own decision with my whole-hearted support! This book can be also called sci-fi, due to alien invasion, but it's really more dystopian fiction than science fiction. It deals with many rights and wrongs and human nature how strong it can be, and how horrible. There are mabye 3 or 4 deaths that you hear about. I and only I spouse included make the decisions as to what my children will be exposed to and at what age.