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Hungry for The Hunger Games

posted Mar 23, 2012, 8:04 PM by Christine Brower-Cohen   [ updated Mar 25, 2012, 1:03 PM by rcase@wbschools.org ]
  
March 23, 2012
 
My oldest child and I just saw The Hunger Games. 
I have to admit, that I avoided reading this series for four years, because I had previously read The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.  After that dark, disturbing story of a father trying to keep his young son alive in a post-apocolyptic world, I didn't think that I could read another novel set in a dystopian society.  However, when your own child urges you to read a series that they are devouring, it's hard to say no.  So I read The Hunger Games, and loved it.  I couldn't wait to see the movie, and even bought tonight's movie tickets in advance to ensure that it wouldn't be sold-out.  And although the movie received mixed reviews, we both thought it was a pretty faithful adaptation and would recommend it to friends.

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Happy reading,
Christine
ccohen(at)wbschools(dot)org
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