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January 25, 2012

The Hunger Games – G, PG, PG-13, or R?

by limebirdkate

I recently had a conversation with my sister-in-law, Tara, about the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Tara had never read them, but she told me her friend recommended them for Tara’s 8-year-old son, Tommy.

“What? Why in the world would she do that?” I exclaimed.

“Well, Tommy reads harder books, and my friend has a son who is a fourth grader and supposedly he loved them.”

I replied, “Oh, I’m not surprised because of the reading level, but because of the content.”

“Why? What are they about?”

So, I told her. (For those readers of this post who aren’t aware, The Hunger Games—in a nutshell—is about kids killing kids in the name of survival.) Aside Note: We’re engaged in a fun discussion over at the forums regarding The Hunger Games Series—but beware, there is a spoiler alert attached!

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