But Haymitch is a reluctant and seemingly inadequate mentor, so Katniss realizes she must rely on her own strengths in order to survive. Here , we give you a brief introduction of the Hunger Games books, in order of release. The leader of the rebellion is an unlikely and unexpected hero, one who has been thrust into the role though she, of all people, seems unsuited to it. There is no doubt that these games are purely evil, that it is wrong to pit a child against another child in a battle to the death. . Through her skill with a bow and her ability to track and snare rabbits and squirrels, her family has been able to survive.
Overall though, I give this book 5 stars. I cannot think of a single one that would be appropriate for teens given the standards you have set forth. Many schools are requiring these books for 6th graders! First, it was because it came highly recommended from a few kids, so other kids wanted to read it too. Next in line is Lena who falls in live in a society where this could prove to be nothing short of deadly. I'm not sure it is. Because of the reading challenge she was never turned on to the love of reading until The Hunger Games.
Many people pick up this trilogy when looking for more good books like The Hunger Games or Divergent. I guess I live under a rock because when my daughter age 10 asked me if she could read The Hunger Games I had no idea what it was. Of course, as Catholics we know that suicide is never acceptable, and a discerning reader can point out that there were other options for Katniss and Peeta. Most of the time, I read the books as well so I have some idea of what she is reading. I also found the comments above to be very interesting and educating. And my own brain is littered with countless of these moments enough as it is. This alone is probably far worse than the content of the hunger games.
Thank you for all the comments above. All families must figure these matters out for themselves. It's not the description of the violence that is disturbing, but the implied terror the mere children feel and the continuing loss of character after character. I consider myself broad minded and open. Then, it because a competition among her deskmates assigned seats about who could read the entire series the fastest. I see characters who are deep.
Days after he finishes a book we have conversations what he thought of the book, how he would change it, and so on. Frankly, the ethical issues, and the morality raised, as well as the historical perspective had our children engaged in wonderful conversations. These pieces of literature are pretty deep and I think the controversial themes just allow us to be able to express our own opinions and make our own decisions as we grow up and begin to face the world on our own. Our world goverments, financial crisis, climate change, social and economic injustices are so profound in our world today that now we not only leave this cock-up mess for our kids to clean up but now give them the message at age 13 that they are responsible to fix it! Almost without exception, the adults in the story disappoint Katniss and thrust her into taking an adult role herself. The music and the drawn out suspense are so captivating.
Since we just moved here, she is reading this recommended book and Im a little uncomfortable about the content. I do not my kids to become desensitized. Kids hunting and killing eachother? Although the reading level would not be too difficult, I am not sure about the subject matter. Actually, the book is exciting; you want to turn the next page--the problem is the content. I will try to find it again. Twilight I read in middle school too, and to be honest most people knew about sex before we got to the reproduction unit in 7th grade.
Gratuitous violence, such as Grand Theft Auto, has no value for kids and can actually harm them and our society. That said, I will be waiting a while before I introduce them to my son. That being said, my sister is in middle school and she read The Hunger Games before me, and she was actually the one who recommended it to me. We would be doing our kids a grave disservice if we were to do this. They do so with spears, rocks, arrows, knives, fire, and by hand. Her mentor for the games is a drunkard. Hunger Games has electrified discussions in understanding character motivation, thematic irony, the human condition, and societal injustices.
The premise is good and the plot keeps its fast pace right until the end. It does work; however, for her bottom line. There is no benefit to letting your kid read the book or see the movie. Some of my friends were uncomfortable with the violence and gore of it, but I think it all comes down to the kid. Good literature exposes truth for all to inspect and judge. Think of the premise of some of our best loved fairy tales — Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Snow White… Those are not exactly heart-warming premises at the outset. She never moves beyond her hard-scrabble, revenge-laden mindset from the first book.
I might have complained when my parents censored some of what I was able to do , see, and read at certain tines in my youth, but they did it for my own well being. I think her death was heartbreaking and strong, it helped motivate Katniss to win the games for the both of them. I think people just need to go back to the old way of teaching kids right vs. I know I am sometimes. Violence is all around us at the present that fact we cannot escape.