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Do you think the Hunger Games are a suitable book series for young adults?

  1. creamsoda profile image86
    creamsodaposted 5 years ago

    Do you think the Hunger Games are a suitable book series for young adults?

    I loved the Hunger Games trilogy as an adult but am wondering if it's too grim for young adults.

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I think it is too graphically violent for adolescents.  I loved all the books but I would be concerned about all the elaborate ways of killing off other kids in the stories - not a great read for young teens.

  3. Everyday Miracles profile image86
    Everyday Miraclesposted 5 years ago

    If Harry Potter, which was terrifying in a totally different way, was suitable for young people, then why shouldn't The Hunger Games also be suitable for teen readers? I think that it is a perfectly acceptable series of novels for teenagers through adults, but I do believe that parents should monitor what their children are reading and watching.

    I watched the movie tonight (midnight showing) and it wasn't nearly as gruesome as it could have been.

  4. wmhoward4 profile image70
    wmhoward4posted 5 years ago

    No. The book/movie is based on child sacrifice and children murdering other children. It is not a good thing when these features become a form of entertainment. Is it good to watch a child being poked through with a spear, bodies of kids piled one upon the other, and another battered with bricks? Per haps where giant killer wasps sting a little girl to death is good fun, huh?