The kid’s like a scary word genius or something, I swear. Oh, and a Review of the Hunger Games

Wow.  Today the reports came back on reading levels, and the Monomaniacal Middle Grade Reviewer came in the highest in the school, reading at “above high school level”.  The kid’s ELEVEN!

Wasn’t a big surprise though.  He put The Hunger Games away in just a few days.  I downloaded the second book in the series for him, and two days later he was asking for the next one.  Huh?  Yeah, he finished it that fast, and I was still lurking in the first 100 pages of the first book.

Congrats, Dude!

Okay, on with his review of “The Hunger Games”

I cut out the end, but he gave it thirty stars out of a possible 5.

Hmmm.  Never said he was a math wiz, but he certainly liked this book. Here is the review with all his usual jovial flair.

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24 responses to “The kid’s like a scary word genius or something, I swear. Oh, and a Review of the Hunger Games

  1. I love these reviews! That is all 🙂

  2. Your son is awesome but I’m sure it’s ALL your fault. Way to go, Jennifer. Finally a finger point but a CONstructive one. New to ME. Wonderful to YOU.

  3. What a fun way to review a book! Your son is awesome! 🙂

  4. Funny…my 10-yr-old boy is asking to read the Hunger Games. The timing your post is extraordinary. He is currently into graphic violence with books (zombies, Jaws, etc.) for some reason, and he draws the same way. I’m not too sure and wonder if I should read it before.

    Your kid is so similar to mine! I love his exuberance. Enjoyed the video review.

    • My son is actually easily “disturbed” but he did not find the book overbearing. He loved it (as you can tell). I’m generally pretty strict. If he thought there was anything offensive in there… especially knowing that I’d eventually catch up to him in my reading, he would fess up and tell me.

      It’s our house rule. Tell me and it’s all good. Don’t tell me and you’ll feel the pain. He didn’t have anything to report about the book at all. He even recommended it to his younger brother, who he is very protective of.

  5. I read well above level when I was in school and could absorb a lot even though I read quickly. I can still snarfle up a book, but getting all the nuances when I do? Not so much anymore. Really, I’d rather have that skill as an adult!

  6. Congrats on your crazy smart kid. My kids are all math geeks. It’s really annoying because I don’t have anyone to talk about books with,

  7. Reminds me of me when I was young. I was polishing off LoTR in elementary school 🙂
    Hunger games was great…but…I am very interested to hear what thinks about book 3…the ending was…not so great IMHO. Be curious to see what a 11 year old thinks.

  8. Your boy sounds like my kids in his reading abilities. And I never cared that they read things like “Super Diaper Baby” and “Captain Underwear” when they were little. It got them reading, and they haven’t stopped since. But happily, they’ve moved on to better titles. 🙂

  9. He is so funny. I love that part where he is trying to describe present tense and then ends with deferring to you.

  10. loved The Hunger Games, both book and movie