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Joined: 3/21/2011
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I just finished reading “The Hunger Games” and I’m totally hooked. Although the books are for adolescents, I so completely enjoyed the read and now I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Some say it is too violent for kids but I think it story has a good message regarding loyalty, friendship, responsibility, morality and so on. Has anyone else read the books? What did you think?
Joined: 5/29/2005
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Posted: 3/17/2012 11:01:12 PM
Unfortunately the series goes downhill from the first book. My experience was that each succeeding book was worse than the last. But no, it's not too violent for kids. As a movie it might be though
Joined: 3/21/2011
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Posted: 3/17/2012 11:04:17 PM
Sorry to hear the other books are not as good as the first one.
Joined: 2/27/2012
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Posted: 3/18/2012 5:17:12 AM
Is it really good, or is it just another way to get your money? I always wonder about anything that gets hyped so much...
Joined: 10/30/2010
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Posted: 3/18/2012 6:19:53 AM
I tend to agree, slightly. Still good stories, but she seriously is out of her depth in things like combat scenes. A bit too much navel gazing as well. There were times when I was thinking, "Just get on with it".

Still, entertaining. If these are her first published works, then she's got potential. I'm curious to see what she comes up with for her next non hunger games story. Of course, with all the success, she needn't work another day I'm sure.

Since we're discussing reading material (Always a good thing, imho.) maybe we should start a recommended book thread?

I jsut finished a lovely little tale of mayhem, horror and crime set in the early days of the American colonies, titled "Mr. Slaughter" by Robert McCammon. It's third in a trilogy, but I didn't know this when I picked it up. (I mean, how can you turn down such a title?)
Throughly enjoyable, even as a stand alone adventure.

Judy, they are very good stories, as long as you don't forget they were drafted for tween readers. First two are good, the third droops a bit, but is still enjoyable. Heartily recommended.
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