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The Hunger Games

Posted by on May. 11, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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My 12 year old wants to read the books. I haven't read them myself and am wondering if you ladies could tell me if they are okay for his age? Thank you ahead of time for your opinions!
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on May. 11, 2013 at 7:25 AM
He's the target audience...
Flaca43
by Ruby Member on May. 11, 2013 at 7:27 AM
Oh yes?! Ok. Thanks!

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

He's the target audience...
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on May. 11, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Yes, they were really written for younger teens and older tweens. In the youth group I work with, they're most popular with the 6th-8th graders. I would let my child read them at that age.

But they're a great read for us adults, too. Maybe you could read them together. :-)


Quoting Flaca43:

Oh yes?! Ok. Thanks!



Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

He's the target audience...

momkaribg
by Kari on May. 11, 2013 at 7:31 AM
My 12 year old nephew has read them. Some parts can be a little graphic.
mcginnisc
by Member on May. 11, 2013 at 7:33 AM

I've read them... personally, I only like the first book. 

They are geared for teens and adults, although my 10 yr old niece has read them with her mother. She was not allowed to read them on her own as they are so very violent towards children. My SIL wanted to be able to address things asap if necessary when Ellie was reading them. 

Here are a couple of reviews for you to look at... 

http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/productreviews/fr/The-Hunger-Games-review.htm

http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-the-hunger-games-by3/

https://www.google.com/#output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Hunger+Games+book+review&oq=Hunger+Games+book+review&gs_l=hp.3..0l10.2732.11964.1.13391.40.20.7.12.12.0.209.2563.2j17j1.20.0...0.0...1c.1.12.hp.1GXY1SgrFGU&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46340616,d.eWU&fp=8f36ab837bbc0d54&biw=1024&bih=509


HTH! 


Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

Flaca43
by Ruby Member on May. 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM
Okay sounds good. I was thinking about reading them too actually. That would be nice to do together!

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

Yes, they were really written for younger teens and older tweens. In the youth group I work with, they're most popular with the 6th-8th graders. I would let my child read them at that age.



But they're a great read for us adults, too. Maybe you could read them together. :-)




Quoting Flaca43:

Oh yes?! Ok. Thanks!





Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

He's the target audience...

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Flaca43
by Ruby Member on May. 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM
Ok good to know. Thank you.

Quoting momkaribg:

My 12 year old nephew has read them. Some parts can be a little graphic.
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Flaca43
by Ruby Member on May. 11, 2013 at 7:36 AM
Thank you so much! I'll look at each of these!

Quoting mcginnisc:

I've read them... personally, I only like the first book. 

They are geared for teens and adults, although my 10 yr old niece has read them with her mother. She was not allowed to read them on her own as they are so very violent towards children. My SIL wanted to be able to address things asap if necessary when Ellie was reading them. 

Here are a couple of reviews for you to look at... 

http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/productreviews/fr/The-Hunger-Games-review.htm

http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-the-hunger-games-by3/

https://www.google.com/#output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Hunger+Games+book+review&oq=Hunger+Games+book+review&gs_l=hp.3..0l10.2732.11964.1.13391.40.20.7.12.12.0.209.2563.2j17j1.20.0...0.0...1c.1.12.hp.1GXY1SgrFGU&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46340616,d.eWU&fp=8f36ab837bbc0d54&biw=1024&bih=509


HTH! 


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yvonne37
by Platinum Member on May. 11, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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 I havent read them, saw the movie several times, actually last night I saw it with my daughter who loves it... she is 6! I thought it would be a little too  much for her, but she is being raced in a home with adults and a 17 year old, I think that has made her very mature.  I think for a 12 y o it would be fine, if the books are like the movie.

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pinkfairy0206
by on May. 11, 2013 at 7:45 AM
I'm glad u did this post! My oldest will b 11 and she's very into those types of books:) I'm gona ask her if she wants to get that:)
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