The Hunger Games | BookTrustRemember reading Lord of the Flies? Pretty violent, right? But the violence served a purpose. Same thing with The Hunger Games. The violence is part of the point of the book. Apparently she got the idea one evening while watching television.
Should I Let My Ten-Year-Old Read The Hunger Games?
Premise: Katniss is a year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. Potential Points of Concern: The premise of The Hunger Games is how an oppressive government punishes its citizens and keeps them under control by forcing their children to kill each other as a form of sport and entertainment. It is an extremely intense, violent book and may not be appropriate for younger or sensitive readers. Not a sexual scene. Many characters die in a variety of ways. While descriptions are not overly graphic as one might find in a horror novel , they are very clearly described and intense.
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