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The Hunger Games disturbed me

The Hunger Games disturbed me.  I mean seriously, seriously disturbed me.   It’s funny, twenty years ago I would have thought nothing of this at all.  No biggie, just another story.

Having children really changes your outlook on things.

I’m disturbed.  Deeply disturbed.

I can’t look at a book (or a movie) like this the same as I did when I was single.  Isn’t it strange?  I’m the same person, right?

Nope, I’m not.  Motherhood definitely changes you.  The thought of sending children out into the woods and forcing them to kill each other makes me sick to my stomach.  Emotionally sick… You know what I mean?

I started the Hunger Games as a novel.  My son finished the book in two days.  (He finished all three books in five days total)  I unfortunately, don’t have that kind of time to read, so I was only about 40 pages in to the novel before my son had to see the movie.

So we sat and watched it.  That was three days ago, and I am just about over it.  Now, I cannot finish the book, because I don’t want that sick feeling to come back.  You know what I mean?

I might read just a little further just to “absorb” the writing style that I feel caught my son’s attention (although I don’t think I would want to write in this tense)

But I seriously don’t think I could go through the Hunger Games again.

Callous disregard for life… for children.

If the author meant to disturb people… good job.

Have you ever read anything that made you feel sick for days?

How did you feel after reading/watching the Hunger Games?

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.