Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Hunger Games: Why the Hype?
This exciting and fast-paced trilogy has become a huge hit with young people and adults alike. While it is entertaining and engaging, it is also quite violent as it is about children killing children. The books have been marketed to a young adult audience (ages 12 & up) for this reason…along with readers having to contemplate the complicated social and moral issues that arise throughout the story. For these reasons, the books have been labeled “YA” in our library as well. This means that the books are readily available to our 7th & 8th grade students and available to students in the lower grades with parental permission. This is one series that I recommend parents read with or before younger children if you are considering.
- Amy Shepherd, School Librarian